Ben Briggs

Ben has been Editor of Farmers Guardian since March 2016 and oversaw the publication's change in format from newspaper to magazine in the same year.

He has worked for FG since 2010 when he rejoined the publication as News Editor, before going on to become Head of News and Business and then Editor.

A journalism graduate and fully qualified senior journalist, he started his career as a livestock reporter at FG in 2004 and followed this with stints on a local newspaper and regional business magazine.

Born into a farming family, he has a passion for farming and rural affairs and is the current chairman of the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists.

Olivia Midgley

After graduating from Sheffield University with a journalism degree, Olivia kicked off her career with stints on local and regional newspapers.
Much to her friends' amusement, her first celebrity interview was with Jimmy Savile in 2004.

She joined Farmers Guardian's London team in 2011 and worked her way up the ranks to become news and business editor in 2016.

Now living in the south, she travels home to her beloved Yorkshire whenever she gets the chance and when she can't, drinks copious amounts of Yorkshire tea to make up for it.

In addition to her love for small dogs (and gin), Olivia also enjoys cooking and once baked a three-tier wedding cake for her friend's nuptials. However, the process was so stressful she said it was doubtful she would ever do this again.

Katie Jones

Katie started working at Farmers Guardian in 2006 after studying for an English degree at the University of Leicester and a Masters in newspaper journalism at the University of Central Lancashire.

She began her career at FG as a trainee reporter before progressing to Head of Livestock Sales, and then Head of Livestock, a role she has held since 2011.

In addition to this, Katie is also Editor of FG's sister title, Dairy Farmer.

Katie grew up on a dairy and beef farm in Cheshire, and now lives near the Cheshire/Welsh border on a 300-cow dairy farm run by her husband and family.

When she is not being roped into helping on the farm or running around after her two young children, Katie likes to run around on a netball court for her local team, and also enjoys walking the family's two working Cocker Spaniels.