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.
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.
William Awan, 17, runs a farming partnership comprising Exmoor Horn Ewes, polled and traditional Herefords, Dexters and Christmas turkeys with his neighbour, Bob. He is about to start his final year of A-levels in art, photography and biology.
John Houseman, 19, works on the family farm milking 500 Holsteins run by his father Richard, uncle William and grandfather John. He is currently on placement at Blankney Estates, Lincolnshire, working as general farm worker.