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Cerys Fairclough, 16, lives on a family sheep farm near Newbridge on Wye, Wales, where she is successfully developing her own flock of Bluefaced Leicester ewes. She is also one of 12 young people to be selected for Farming Connect Agri-Academy.
Charlotte Garbutt, 24, from East Yorkshire, is an area manager for agrochemical company, Sygenta and is the current county vice chairwoman of Lincolnshire Young Farmers Club (YFC). She has also set up a pedigree Limousin herd on her smallholding in Billinghay, Lincolnshire.
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.