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Farming is Magic Films

Explaining aphid control on farm

There is lots of interesting science in agriculture especially in the control of insect pests. It is important to explain it to farm visitors in an interesting and accessible way. Dr Mark Stevens of the British Beet Research Organisation gets out of the lab and into a field of sugar beet, where he explains the […]

How to feed a dairy herd

How do you explain what is involved in feeding a dairy herd? The power of grass may be easy to see but the careful mix in the daily dairy ration is more complicated. In this ‘Farming is Magic’ short film, Ben Walker shows his method for making the mixing up of cow food amazing and memorable. Rather […]

Explaining the magic of dairy farming

Ben Walker loves to share the Magic of Farming, and in particular the process of milk production, to visitors to his dairy farm in Norfolk. By keeping the story of milk production simple and interesting, visitors can learn a lot when they visit Ben’s farm. He has a quick and memorable demonstration of the amount of milk […]

Wheat is wonderful

Making a large field of one crop interesting is easier than you think. David Jones has a whole range of props hidden in one of his fields ready to amaze his visitors with the wonder of wheat.

Oilseed rape – making it shine

Get visitors up close to oilseed rape to see and feel the crop’s characteristics. A marvellous mini field shows magic numbers of seeds sown and harvested from every square metre.

Sheep – showing their story

Looking at livestock can be interesting. Eliza Emmett uses lots of ways to help farm visitors to understand the story behind what they see on her family sheep farm. Comparing size of sheep shows their rapid growth, but comparing that with human growth really makes the point. Using a simple farming calendar helps to explain how […]

Soil is sensational

Making soils seriously interesting is fun for farmer David Jones. His farm visitors seek out soil life + try soil science with the amazing Sticky Gritty Test.