Farm Talks

For the past 20 years, Jane has entertained many a WI meeting throughout the East Midlands. Recently through due to Covid-19, using Zoom, Jane has reached wider parts of the nation, speaking to WI’s as far away as Tyne & Wear, Hampshire, Devon, Wales and in the North West. Her very relaxed and easy manner of speaking, is engaging and enlightening, informative and fun to hear
‘Tales from a Dairy Farmers’ Wife’
Audiences love to hear all about Jane’s life as a Dairy Farmer Wife. She makes you ‘laugh out loud’ and really engages you into her world about dairy! She even brings delicious Blue Stilton for sale too. Get her into your next programme!

Farmer Barnes’ Dairy is a proud working British Dairy Farm and is committed to teaching people about modern dairy farming, producing milk for the award winning Blue Stilton Cheese.

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Jane’s Talks

Jane Barnes has been a prolific speaker to groups and clubs for two decades. Whether the groups are members of Women’s Institutes, Probus, U3A or many other types of social groups, Jane comes across as a very positive, enthusiastic and knowledgeable speaker. Her amusing stories, real life anecdotes and farming tales make superb listening and requests for return visits are many. Being a dairy farmers’ daughter, to meeting Mark at Young Farmers Club, to running her own dairy farm since 1992, whilst bringing up a family, life has never been dull. Their children Charlotte (named after a favourite cow) and Harry (bred to be the 4th generation dairy farmer) have not only provided great material but also enlightened her life as a farmers’ wife and therefore, her tales too.  Since the Covid-19 lockdowns, Jane is also willing to give her talks via Zoom or Teams.  This enable groups from all over England and Wales to Tales from a Dairy Farmers Wife!

“Jane is an experienced speaker who tells her tales of true life stories and family fun anecdotes in a relaxed and amusing style”.

She’s also visits schools and takes “Daisy” (pet heifer calf) with her wherever she goes.

Each talk lasts up to 1 hour including taking questions throughout that time. Jane is keen to share her life experiences with all who wish to hear. Also Blue Stilton Cheese will be offered for sale at the end of her talks for you to take home and try.


Jane is happy to speak to groups of public throughout the year, both in the evenings and day times. If you wish to make an inquiry, please contact her on 07854 651580, text/message

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There is a speakers fee and small travel cost. Contact Jane for details.