Episode 82


A mixed content episode this week during which I share a few stats on the performance of Inside Agri-Turf podcast just after its second birthday.

I also preview forthcoming episodes including a conversation with John Ryan, the driving force behind Lawn Care Legends and the Dealer Network, two active groups on social media.

I'll also be talking wine growing in the UK to Chris Boiling, editor of the BAGMA Bulletin, wine journalist and wine traveller, and to Ian Beecher Jones, Director General of BAGMA from 1994 to 2006 but now a wine grower in Oxfordshire.

Finally, I will be reflecting on a recent joint announcement by three trade associations involved in the turfcare industry about closer collaboration - and the prospect of four turf shows in the next calendar year with Peter Driver who has been involved in arranging and setting up manufacturer stands for many years.


(00.38) Inside Agri-Turf stats

(04:18) John Ryan, Lawn Care Legends and Dealer Network

(09:10) Chris Boiling and Ian Beecher Jones on the UK wine industry

(13:23) The future of shows

About the Podcast

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The farm and grass machinery business

About your host

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Chris Biddle

Chris is an experienced journalist specialising in the farm and grass machinery market. He has worked for a major tractor manufacturer and been a managing director of a farm and grass machinery dealership in the West Country.
In 1988, he launched trade magazine, Service Dealer followed by TurfPro in 1998, selling both titles to Land Power Publications in 2015.
He was editor of Landwards, the professional journal of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) from 2008 until 2019 and is the recipient of the 2020 IAgrE Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Land-Based industry.
Chris lives in Salisbury with his wife Trish, and is an avid cricket fan and member of the MCC for over 55 years.