The first thing you should know about me –
I am not from a farming background, but realised early on that a career with animals and farming was my destiny. At the age of 13, I worked on a local farm park in North Devon. This is where my love for the countryside grew. At the age of 16, I studied Animal Care, Agriculture and Countryside Management over the course of four years. Many careers followed including herdsperson, lambing assistant and freelance stock person.
When I was 27, I embarked on an Honours Degree in Agriculture and Rural Business Management. This was to further enhance my existing practical knowledge, expand on my business knowledge and offer a unique perspective of the wider industries. On completing this degree, I then became a work-based learning tutor, teaching and supporting students in their apprenticeships.
In 2016, I became the Youth Coordinator for The Hereford Cattle Society and facilitate workshops, events and young handler competitions on a National level. This passion to help the younger generation learn and grow enthused me to complete a Masters Degree in Children’s Publishing. It was here that the idea of a farming focused, children’s magazine derived from.
Now my dream and vision has come to fruition with the help of my newly formed team. I love reading and farming, so why not combine the two?
I live in Wiltshire with my fiancé Richard and our three children, Oliver, Imogen and Harriet. We farm approximately 100 acres and breed pedigree Herefords, Ruby Reds and Beef Shorthorns. In my spare time I like to show our cattle at agricultural shows, read books and magazines and go open water swimming (in the summer!).