About

A trained and NCTJ accredited multimedia journalist, Oli Hill has specialised in covering the agriculture and rural affairs scene for much of the past decade.

He is the community editor at Farmers Weekly – the UK’s most-read specialist farming and country life publication – taking ownership of daily social media output and leading the brand’s strategy.

His expertise in crop production stems from almost three years spent covering the arable farming topics of the day as Farmers Weekly‘s senior reporter, writing informative news stories and in-depth analysis to help British farmers run their businesses more effectively.

A graduate of Bournemouth University’s well-renowned Multimedia Journalism undergraduate degree course in 2014, Oli worked as a news reporter at the Bridgwater Mercury and Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News in Somerset.

Devon young farmers Amelia Millman and Jason Greenway

The son of a sheep and beef farmer from the West Country, Oli now works and lives in south London as a freelance journalist.

His roots and experience have afforded him a deep connection with family farming and knows rural affairs like the back of his hand.

New Forest commoner Tom Hordle

It’s not all country life and Farmer Giles stuff though, his other loves (in descending order) are cars, Formula 1, food and drink.

Aside from news and feature-writing, he works as a copywriter, proofreader and project manager.

You can also speak to him about consultancy and training he offers to brands looking to grasp the full potential of social media.

Awards

Red Tractor Public Engagement award – runner up

British Guild of Agricultural Journalists
2019

Specialist Content Writer of the Year – shortlisted

PPA New Talent Awards
2017

Arable Photographer of the Year

British Guild of Agricultural Journalists
2016

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