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.
Michael and Emma of Foxridge Farm are first time farmers with seven Texel cross ewes on a small rented 4 acre plot in Doncaster, with hope of expanding and becoming a bigger and valuable part of the Doncaster community.
Rosie Hetherington is a new entrant to farming and runs a small flock of continental sheep in partnership with a retired farmer in West Yorkshire. She is also a third-year agriculture student at Newcastle University.
James Muir farms with his wife Lucy and three children, Angus, Oliver and Charlie, on a family owned farm in Stafford. They are in a share farming agreement with Lucy’s parents Stephen and Lesley Brandon.
Ally Hunter Blair farms about 202 hectares (500 acres) of tenanted land from the Duchy of Cornwall in Ross-on-Wye. He took succession of tenancy from his father in 2012. He was featured on Channel 4’s First Time Farmers.
James farms in partnership with his brother Rob and father John at Lydbury North, south west Shopshire, farming just over 800 hectares (2,000 acres) with arable and 300 Stabiliser suckler cows and 1,000 Lleyn ewes.
James is a new entrant, living and working just outside Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway. He left an office job in 2014 to pursue a farming career and shares his farming journey at www.solwayshepherd.com.