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.
Ed Middleton, 26, is self-employed and runs a pedigree herd of Lincoln Red and Limousin cattle alongside a flock of pedigree Charollais sheep. He is also country vice chairman of Lincolnshire Young Farmers Club.
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.
Crawford Mclaren, 24, is a self-employed farm contractor, working for the family business run by his father. It is a mixed farm of bull beef finishing, a pedigree Simmental herd and arable land growing spring barley, wheat and potatoes.
Nikita Garner, 29, is a sheep farmer on about 15-acres in East Durham. She completed a masters degree in humanities at Northumbria University with a research-led dissertation on current issues faced by British farmers. She now works in project management.
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.
Liv Bates, 27, is a customer success manager for ag-tech start-up KisanHub, providing software to growers around the world. She is not from a farming background but has always been interested in farming and shooting.
Meg Watkins, 18, helps on the 54-hectare (135-acre) family farm running a flock of pedigree Texel sheep. She was recently awarded one of four 2018 NFU Mutual undergraduate bursary award’s which she will use to fund her four-year course at Harper Adams University studying agricultural business.