I’m Anna – 19 years a journalist and all my life a farmer’s daughter. I tell stories about agriculture, the environment and the relationship between urban and rural communities. My first book ‘Divide‘ was published by Kyle Books in March and longlisted for the 2022 Wainwright Prize for Conservation Writing.
I’m also a TV producer/director, radio producer/presenter, writer, blogger, Nuffield Farming Scholar and public speaker.
I spent 12 years covering rural affairs at the BBC and still do freelance work for BBC One’s Countryfile, Radio 4’s Farming Today, On Your Farm, Costing the Earth and The Archers. I have reported on agricultural issues for BBC News and the World Service and written for The Guardian, Countryfile Magazine, Farmers Guardian and Farmers Weekly.
I believe farming and rural issues deserve more attention and greater understanding in the mainstream media. I do my bit through good storytelling, thought-provoking journalism and enabling people at the grassroots of agriculture to share their own stories through my non-profit communications project Just Farmers.