Tom Martin

Storytelling: From the farm gate to the plate #FOTE2023

From a farming background, but having worked in film, media, and business, Tom is passionate about sharing what happens ‘behind the farm gate’, communicating across the fields of food, farming, and rural life, and focussing on regenerative production. He writes regularly in various publications and hosts a well-supported presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as ‘Farmer Tom’. Tom has been featured on the series ‘Born Mucky’ on the Discovery Network, and recently hosted the harvest feature on the BBC’s flagship programme ‘Countryfile’. 

In 2017, Tom launched ‘Farmer Time’ (formerly called ‘FaceTime a Farmer’) which pairs farmers with school classes; in the UK currently over 25,000 school children video call their paired farmer every fortnight to link curriculum learning with life on the farm, and this programme runs in Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Finland, and here in Ireland.