LAMMA is the UK’s largest agricultural trade show, where over 850 exhibitors will host the most extensive array of farm machinery, equipment, and services to be found in one location anywhere in the UK.
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.
Thomas Vines, 21, is a final year agricultural student at Harper Adams University. He helps on the family’s 180-hectare (444-acre) mixed arable and sheep farm where they run 200 pure-bred Meatlinc ewes and 150 mixed cross-bred Lleyns, Romneys and New Zealand Suffolks.
Stephanie Dick, 23, is a full-time mixed beef and arable farmer on the 1,214-hectare (3,000-acre) family farm with 800 cattle. She studied agriculture at the University of Edinburgh before travelling to the United States on a scholarship from the Aberdeen-Angus youth programme.
Georgina Fort, 28, is a new mother and works full-time on her family’s 121-hectare (300-acre) farm after a stint with ITV soap opera Emmerdale. She is a big supporter of the YFC movement and believes experience away from the farm is valuable for agriculture’s next generation.