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FAS Sounds

FAS Sounds is the home for all our podcasts and audio resources.

The first FAS podcast was broadcast in 2018 and over the following years we have produced hundreds of episodes on a range of topics relevant to farmers and crofters.

FAS Sounds brings all of our podcasts under one roof to give you easy access to all the various topics we feature.

We publish new episodes on a regular basis and below you can see all the topics and aspects of Scottish agriculture we cover. So subscribe to the channels and get listening!


The Rural Roundup is Scotland’s Farm Advisory Service’s regular Podcast, hosted by Kerry Hammond,  featuring a roundup of the latest news, information and opinions from some of our other Podcast show hosts. Listen to find out what new information, events and resources are available through the FAS website, and get to know someone working in Industry with our short segment “What’s on your desk?”

Welcome to CropCast, your go to podcast for all the latest information on arable crops. Each month, SAC advisor, Tiffany Mactaggart will be joined by a range of industry experts, bringing you timely updates to help you make decisions in the field.

Welcome to Stock Talk, bringing you all the latest news and advice for livestock producers.  Each month, livestock specialists will discuss current issues, opportunities and options for producers.

In this podcast series, Thrill of the Hill, the Farm Advisory Service (FAS) explores the multitude of issues facing the farmed upland environment and how we can reconcile priorities in conflict, showcase good practice, new developments, technologies and build resilient, sustainable businesses.

Crofting Matters is our dedicated crofting podcasts.  Covering a range of topics and offering bespoke advice for crofters, this podcast will have new episodes monthly.

Farming is a way of life, and is as much about the people as it is the land, crops and livestock. In this Agri Culture podcast series Mary-Jane Lawrie will speak to a range of inspirational people from the farming community, with a whole host of interesting tales to tell. Join us in conversation to find out what drives them and their businesses, where they get their inspiration from, and what they love about agriculture

The Earth's soils, rocks, air, water, plants and animals are all valuable resources that provide a wide range of services and benefits. These resources need to be carefully managed and maintained to support a healthy functioning environment. In this Natural Capital podcast series, hosted by Rachel Smillie we will explore different natural capital assets and their value to Scottish agriculture and the rural economy, including the opportunities and risks for the future.

Brought to you by the Farm Advisory Service, Agribusiness News helps you to scan your horizon, prepare for industry changes and keeps you abreast of the latest research and policy updates. Along with our regular monthly updates on policy briefs, cereals, beef, sheep and milk we also supply a variety of guest articles on topics including environment, finance and trade.

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