Podcast: an inspiring walk with Wilfred Emmanuel Jones aka The Black Farmer

Meet Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones – aka The Black Farmer – and hear his views on the modern countryside in episode 9, season 13 of the BBC Countryfile Magazine Plodcast

Published: August 10th, 2022 at 4:46 pm

Wilfred Emmanuel Jones shares his gripping story of his life's journey – from arriving from Jamaica and living in inner city Birmingham to owning a farm on the Devon-Cornwall border.


His brand – The Black Farmer – has been a huge success and now he wants to encourage other children from ethnic minority or deprived backgrounds into finding careers in the countryside: The New Face of Farming.

Listen on to understand more about town vs country attitudes, race in the countryside and the two things you need to make a success in business.

Contact the Plodcast team and send your sound recordings of the countryside to: editor@countryfile.com

Visit the Countryfile Magazine website: countryfile.com


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Fergus CollinsEditor, BBC Countryfile Magazine

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