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									Adam Henson
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Adam Henson (born 1966) [1] is an English farmer and television presenter.
Henson's grandfather Leslie Henson, was a music hall and musical comedy
comedian and actor. His farmer father Joe Henson, presented a countryside TV
programme with Angela Rippon and Phil Drabble; while his actor uncle Nicky
Henson has appeared in films and TV programmes including Fawlty Towers and
Inspector Morse. Henson is married to Charlotte. [2]

Early career
Born on the farm he now works, Bemborough Farm near Guiting Power,
Gloucestershire, Adam did some work at the Chatsworth Estate gained a HND in
Agriculture at Seale-Hayne Agricultural College in Newton Abbot, 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. [3] Henson's father started the Cotswold Farm Park which
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Adam now runs, which attracts over 70,000 visitors per annum. [4] Adam and
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Duncan Andrews took on the lease of Bemborough Farm from his father, and the
pair now jointly run the 650 hectare estate, growing wheat, spring barley and
oilseed rape, alongside a flock of 350 commercial ewes.[5]

TV career
Henson 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, and the joint presenter with Kate Humble of Lambing Live. [6]
He now has a wider presenting portfolio, which includes BBC's Gardener's World Live in June 2010, [7] and interviewed for the
web-series Carpool. [8]
At a farmer's conference in St Mellion, Cornwall, Henson revealed he received death threats against his children after he
presented reports on Countryfile about badger culling. [9]

References
   1.   ^   Mr Adam John Lincoln Henson company-director-check.co.uk. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
   2.   ^   http://www.cotswoldjournal.co.uk/news/9191587.Ben_is_our_inspiration_as_we_prepare_for_race/
   3.   ^   "Adam Henson" . Cotswold Life. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
   4.   ^   Cotswold Farm Park - The Home of Rare Breeds Conservation
   5.   ^   "Adam Henson" . Horse and Country. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
   6.   ^   http://www.lambinglive.com/
   7.   ^   Adam Henson | BBC Gardeners World Live
   8.   ^   Adam Henson TractorPool - llewtubevideo - blip.tv
   9. ^ Gray, Louise (9 May 2011). "Adam Henson receives death threats over badger cull"    . The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 10 May
      2011.
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