Skip Jones says after the initial shock of being asked to host the BBC wore off, he was excited to have the opportunity.
“I’ve never been so impressed, and so thrilled,” Jones said. “These people they go out of their way to make you feel good, it’s an experience of a lifetime, it really is.”
The Ohio stop is part of a series of live shows where World Have Your Say is asking, “Is America working?”
“We wanted to do two things, one to understand the state of agriculture in Ohio and we wanted to look at politics through the eyes of farmers,” said show host Ros Atkins.
In the seven years he’s been hosting the program, Ros tells Brownfield this is the first time agriculture has been the focus.
“I was also struck how interested our listeners all around the world were in agriculture,” Ros said. “It’s not what you would call a sexy subject, but there was clearly a massive appetite from BBC listeners around the world.”
Kim Davis, of Carroll County (Ohio) was a guest on the program and described the experience as exciting.
“What I think is so great about this is that we can truly connect with people all over the world and that people in other countries are truly interested in what’s going on this farm in Medina County,” said the Carroll County cattle producer.
To listen to the podcast of the show – go here.