Visit the UK’s leading indoor agricultural event, with eleven packed halls of the very latest in agricultural machinery and equipment. Now at the NEC, Birmingham this is free to attend and free to park.
Katie Anderson left her life in the city to start up a career in farming. Here she tells us five things to do to help you boost your knowledge and confidence before setting out in the world of farming.
As a new entrant to agriculture, Harry Buckley already has a story to tell and through a journey of self discovery and travel successfully applied through clearing and earned himself a place at university.
Ben Shoreman, 20, has just completed an agriculture degree at Scotland’s Rural University College (SRUC) Ayr Campus, with plans to head to New Zealand to further his understanding of the farming industry. He is also a member of Stranraer and Rhins YFC and works for a local contractor.
Alex Neason, 18, is in his first year studying agriculture with applied farm management at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU). He also works at Home Farm, in Sampford Arundel, and aims to take up a role in farm management after his degree.
Jenni Lewis, 21, farms beef cattle with a herd of Simmentals, Dexters and Aberdeen Angus cross. She grew up on a farm in a small village called Biddlesden where the family finished Fresian bulls for beef.
Ruth Wills, 22, is a marketing coordinator for WH Bond & Sons, marketing agricultural machinery. She grew up on the family’s (40-hectare) 100-acre sheep farm and in her spare time helps on her boyfriend Jack’s organic dairy farm.