History and moving back to the family farm
George Young might not have spent his childhood dreaming of becoming a farmer, but the now 33-year-old proudly heads up an extensive arable and livestock enterprise with hemp interestingly listed among the crop list.
When Tom Hobbs sold his dairy herd he used the left over cash to buy some state-of-the-art roofing sheets.
Land drainage and groundworks experts FGS Pilcher is set to provide customers across Kent and Sussex with access to highly experienced staff, extensive specialist equipment and bespoke agricultural and construction services.
A passion for farming
Despite being discouraged from a career in farming, Anna Blumfield was determined to develop a thriving Sussex suckler herd with her husband Phil on their Essex-based estate, which now benefits from an on-site butchery allowing for direct to consumer meat sales.
Award winning PYO
Set in a prime location, Lower Ladysden first opened its farm gates to the public in 2008. Initially run from the boot of a car, today the popular pick your own attraction is home to extensive modern facilities including a newly constructed farm shop and café.
It’s show time
As the Kent County Agricultural Society prepare to celebrate and host the 90th Kent County Show, South East Farmer takes a look at how the event has evolved over the years, becoming a shop window for the Garden of England; connecting farmers and the agricultural industry with those that live in and around the Kent countryside.