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Young Farmers

Young Farmers

At Love British Food we are calling upon the nations young farmers to help promote British food to the public and tell the important story around it. As part of this great campaign a network of superb, inspirational, young farmers across the country will be taking it upon themselves to do what they can to promote their industry whether via social media or through the deep reach they have in their communities.

On board for this campaign are a selection of inspirational young farmers: Richard Bower, Milly Fyfe, Hannah Binns, Katie Smith, Chris Manley, Linsey Martin, Mary Ankers and Josh Dowbiggin.  Co-op Farming Pioneers will be taking part and NFYFC is also supporting


Love British Food founder Alexia Robinson says “It is a huge honour working with these young men and women; they are all-natural leaders who are already individually doing so much to promote British food and we hope that uniting them under the umbrella of this campaign will harness their combined energies to create a living, national advertisement for British food.”

Find out more about the great young farmers involved in the campaign below. 





My name is Richard Bower

I farm in Staffordshire

I produce, beef, lamb, pork, wheat (flour), oilseed rape (cooking oil) and Strawberries.

I am the youngest person to stand for the role of NFU Vice President in the 2018 elections.

Read what Richard had to say in our Q&A




My name is Milly Fyfe, together with my husband Andrew we produce beef, lamb, pork and cereals from our family farm in rural Northamptonshire. We supply 3 butchers shops and sell pork meat boxes to our local customers. 

Milly is a former NFYFC chairman, a member of Ladies in Beef and has recently started producing a range of beautifully soft lambswool rugs.

Read what Milly had to say when we asked her a few questions.




My name is Hannah Binns, i'm 21 years old and a farmers daughter in Lancashire. Our family farm has over 2,500 upland and loland sheep that graze on the iconic pendle hill.

Currently in my final year at the University of Leeds studying Ancient History and English with the goal of becoming an agricultural journalist post-graduation. I blog about my adventures on the farm and beyond at and last year was the North West Young Farmer Representative for Lord Mayor’s Show on behalf of the National Farmers Union. Also, RABI’s National Young Farmer 2016 for my charity skydive.

Read what Hannah had to say when we asked her a few questions.









My name is Katie, I am a rural blogger and aspiring large animal veterinarian. I also have a small herd of Pygmy goats.

As a Worcestershire Young Farmer, and someone who is always first to volunteer for cookery competitions, I know how important good ingredients are and I am a firm believer that you can't buy better than British!

Read what Katie had to say when we asked her a few questions about her life in farming.



My name is Chris Manley and I enjoy working as part of the Müller Agriculture team to build strong relationships with our dairy farmers and customers.

My family farm in the county of Devon and we produce beef and lamb. I love British Food and Farming and am currently a Farmers Weekly Rising Star, former National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs' Chairman and Harper Adams University Agriculture Graduate.

Read what Chris had to say when we asked him about the future of British farming



My name is Josh Dowbiggin and I am Junior Agricultural Manager at the Co-op and member of Co-op's Young Farming Pioneers.

I live near the Lancashire/Yorkshire border just outside the village of Salterforth and studied Agriculture at Harper Adams University.  I farm Easy Care sheep on rented land near our home as well run my own Hereford genetics and livestock sales business. In 2017 I was named Farmers Weekly Agricultural Student of the Year and in 2018 I became an ambassador for Love British Food 








Hi my name is Mary Ankers, I am a dairy farmer from Cheshire and we have a herd of 160 pedigree Holsteins established 50 years ago.

I am the 8th generation of the Ankers family dairy farmers of Cheshire and the first female!








Hi I am Lynsey Martin,I produce beef and lamb, there is also wheat, oilseed rape and beans produced on our farm.

I am former NFYFC Chair 2018-2019.