Joseph Watkins, 27, works on the family farm, helping to manage the farm’s suckler herd. He also has his own small herd of pedigree Herefords and helps with the potato side of the business, which supplies local fish and chip shops.
Harriet Ross, 27, grew up on her family’s 162-hectare (400-acre) arable farm in Aberdeenshire. Still involved with the family business, she and her partner, Ben, were recently awarded a tenancy on a 162ha (400-acre) farm nearby.
Murray Stephen, 27, works on the family farm covering 162 hectares of spring barley, 8ha of potatoes, 300 breeding ewes and 200 cattle over the winter. The farm also grows vegetables for its shop, Thorneybank Farm Shop.
Amy Eggleston, 24, is a fifth-generation dairy farmer milking 500 Friesians near Melton Mowbray. She previously studied and worked in marketing in Leeds and London before moving back to the countryside to join the family farm.