Adam Henson is a regular presenter on BBC1's much-loved Countryfile and co-presented the BBC2's Lambing Live alongside Kate Humble.
Born on the farm where he now works in Gloucestershire, Adam gained a HND in Agriculture at Seale-Hayne Agricultural College in Newton Abbott, Devon, where he meet his business partner and friend Duncan Andrews. After graduation, the pair travelled for over a year through Australia working on sheep and arable stations, then a kiwi plantation in New Zealand, before returning to plant tea in the Atherton Tablelands in Queensland.
After diving on the Great Barrier Reef, they returned via California and Canada. Adam Henson's father started the Cotswold Farm Park which Adam now runs - and attracts over 70,000 visitors per annum - a 650 hectare estate, growing wheat, spring barley and oilseed rape, alongside a flock of 350 commercial ewes.
Adam broke into television work in 2001 when he was successful in gaining a presenting position on the BBC's Countryfile programme, after it ran a presenter search. Since this time he has worked on programmes such as Countryfile Summer Diaries and Inside Out. Due to his extensive farming knowledge, he has also worked on BBC Radio 4's On Your Farm and Farming Today. He has also presented on BBC2's Coast and has worked for Sky TV, Central News and Top Gear.
Drawing on a wealth of farming knowledge Adam writes for the monthly Countryfile magazine in his capacity as resident farmer, and is highly sought after for television, radio and after dinner / business speaking engagements.
Gloucestershire County Council recently asked Adam to present some prizes in our County-wide Schools competition. We were very pleased by Adam's presentation. Adam's animated talk and obvious love for his farm work enthused the teachers and children. He delivered our message very well for us and we would certainly consider using him again. Thanks Adam!
We would like to thank Adam for his excellent and very entertaining speech. Delegates very much enjoyed hearing about his experiences throughout his career, both on the farm and in the media, as well as his insight into the importance of children truly understanding good food and its production.
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