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Adam to appear at Cheltenham Science Festival

‘Rare Breeds with Adam Henson’ at the Cheltenham Science Festival Wednesday 8th June 2pm – 3pmAdam is thrilled to be joining rare breed experts Tom Beeston and Vaughan Byrne for a special rare breeds discussion at this year’s Cheltenham Science Festival.As UK farming has become more intensive, many breeds of cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry – seen as unsuited to modern farming techniques – have become increasingly rare. Is this a change for the best? Together, the trio will be discussing the pros and cons of some of the UK’s most endangered livestock breeds.Book your ticket now >

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New book coming soon!

As Countryfile’s ratings go from strength to strength – recently peaking at 9.5 million – Adam Henson is delighted to announce the publication of his deeply personal memoir Like Farmer, Like Son.Join Adam as he shares the touching story of his childhood, exploring a hidden family history and the unbreakable bond between Adam and his life-long hero: his father Joe.Here, in Like Farmer, Like Son, Adam reveals the family traits and childhood experiences which have made him the man he is today.The book is released on Thursday 2nd June. Pre-order your signed copy here. In the lead-up to the release, Adam is emba...

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Three Counties announce bursary in memory of Joe Henson

The Joe Henson Bursary will see grants of up to £3,000 donated to two students of the three counties of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire studying agriculture or related subjects.Ken Nottage, CEO of Three Counties, said: “We were deeply saddened by the news of Joe’s passing. Joe was a highly regarded member of the Three Counties Agricultural Society and it was his vision and passion for Rare Breeds that sees us champion them as a core part of our Royal Three Counties Show today. In tribute of Joe’s fantastic work, we are thrilled to be launching a bursary in his memory. The Joe Henson Bursary will support those with...

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A Touching Tribute to Joe at the 2016 NFAN awards

Mr Henson (or 'Mr H' as he was affectionately known to us here) was aware of the accolade before he sadly passed away in October, and was “absolutely delighted”. He was honoured at the NFAN award ceremony on 3rd February.“The Cotswold Farm Park was the first of its kind in the country and I know Dad was very proud that there are now hundreds of open farms all over the country, educating the public.”-Adam HensonHaving taken on the tenancy of Bemborough Farm in 1962 with his old school friend, John Neave, Joe’s desire to breed pedigree livestock and his pioneering interest in rare breed conservation led to the opening of Cots...

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