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Countryside

Seed crops boost birds

Help tackle bird decline

College welcomes new director of enterprise

STRAIGHT FURROW: Hugo Hoyle, who won the best ploughman on the day.

Ploughmen enjoy a ‘fantastic’ match

Courses offered to wildlife snappers

Courses offered to wildlife snappers

Bees and blooms keep pupils busy

Bees and blooms keep pupils busy

Counting down to the start of show

House sparrows are top of the bird table

House sparrows are top of the bird table

SALE: In the ring at Greville Hall Farm, Hinton-on-the-Green

Breeding cows is a passion not a hobby on family farm

Help to improve quality of water

ANIMAL MAGIC: Anya Cove with a new lamb.

Fun for all the family at show

Come and see lambs being born

Come and see lambs being born

OVER TO YOU: Douglas Mackay hands over the mantle to Pershore College horticulture student Owen Groves.

Owen, 23, continues college’s tradition

POPULAR: CountryTastic now in its sixth year at Three Counties Showground.

Countrytastic fun for family

TRACTOR: Darren Eden’s father Dave, front, with Dan Smart, middle, and Darren Emery.

We can trace ingredients right from farm to plate

CHICKEN LOVER: Jenna Jack has forged a new career.

Jenna’s no longer cooped up in office

ELUSIVE: The woodcock.

Help to count one of the UK’s most elusive birds

Early interest that bodes well for show

RARE: The brown hairstreak butterfly. Picture by Les Evans

Encouraging rare butterfly

Give wildlife hand during the winter

Snowdrops almost in bloom

Snowdrops almost in bloom

Farming ‘on crest of wave’

Farmers receive blessing at service

We’re not all just like Farmer Giles

ICON: The grey partridge

Wild grey partridge is making a comeback

DISPELLING THE STEREOTYPES: Henry Crudge is to appear on a TV show. Picture by Richard Ansett, Channel 4.

Young farmer Henry set for his TV debut

Bill's 25 years as Grower's chairman

Could you take photos for calendar?

Turkeys for our troops

Big prices for dinky Dexters at major sale

Conference hears vote of confidence in British farmers

Bird boxes and a bench donated to gravel pit reserve

Planting season is causing concerns

Mandy Hall giving a demonstration of wool spinning.  46175502.

Farm Park to stay open until Christmas

Banding together to tackle pollutant

Young farmer shows promise

Mix business with pleasure at farm event

DEMONSTRATION FARM: From left: Jake Freestone (farm manager), Penelope Bossom (farm owner), Mark Tufnell (local farmer), Caroline Drummond (LEAF).

Take a leaf out of this farm’s book

Ten-year broadband battle for rural areas

WOODLAND WOE: Worcestershire Wildlife Trust officer Harry Green in Tiddesley Wood, Pershore, where ash trees could be badly hit by the chalara disease. Picture by Paul Jackson. (45172501)

Deadly ash tree disease heads for Worcestershire

MESSAGE: Caroline Bedell, the Midlands director of the Countryside and Landowners Association.

New police chiefs urged to focus on crime in country

SPEAKER: Dr Alan Renwick.

Conference will face up to farming future

From left are Darren Smith (Scott Farms International), Jonathan Kelly (Spiers & Hartwell), Stan Smith (Scott Farms International) and Simon Hobbs (Scott Farms International) with one of the new Love Sweet Potatoes lorries.

Vegetable love should grow

Special help for farmer’s friend

Speaking up for woodland

ACCURACY: The RTK guidance system in use near Pershore.

‘Eye in the sky’ keeping farmer on track

DEMONSTRATION: Overbury Farms launched as a LEAF farm. From left: Caroline Drummond, chief executive of LEAF, Jake Freestone, farm manager, and Penelope Bossom, farm owner. 41150901.

Green farm will be good example

Charity ploughing and shooting

Charity ploughing and shooting

Hayloft’s website is mobile-friendly

Overbury joins select group of country’s farms

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