BBC’s Farming Matters goes on the road

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BBC Radio Ulster’s Farming Matters programme will be leaving the studio next week to head out for its first outside broadcast.

Presenter Nicola Weir, producer David Maxwell, and the team travel to the hills high above Newtownards in County Down visiting the dairy farm of Brian and Lynne McCracken on Tuesday, February 18, from 6-7pm.

The live outside broadcast is part of BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle’s Under 25 Season, a week of programming beginning on Sunday, February 16, focusing on young adults and their world and the issues that matter to them.

During the programme Farming Matters will be considering some of the issues affecting farming and rural life today and talking to young people about how they see the future for farming and agriculture in Northern Ireland and beyond.

Nicola said: “I’m really excited to be getting out and about with BBC Radio Ulster/Radio Foyle’s Under 25 Season.

“This is our chance to bring listeners into the heart of a real working farm and experience the sounds, excitement and warmth of rural life.

“We’ll be broadcasting from the cattle sheds and as the cows are just about to calf you never know, we might just have a special delivery right in the middle of the programme.

“Young farmers will be at the heart of this edition of Farming Matters, so we are looking forward to having a great discussion about their hopes and dreams for the future of farming as we sit on the hay bales in County Down and watch the sun go down on the pastures.”

Farming Matters is also available on BBC Sounds.

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