Young Farmers

Young Farmers



In North Yorkshire farming is in the blood but skills need to be passed on to the younger generation if they are to continue the tradition. In this upbeat doc vet Julian Norton meets four young farmers to see how they are responding to the challenges.

Fourth-generation farmer Ben, 24, has big plans to renovate his farm and buy his first herd; teen champion sheep breeder Laura wants to learn how to shear her own sheep; while teenage brothers George and Henry are anxiously waiting for their cows to start birthing – they lost a pregnant cow earlier this year so are concerned there’ll be more difficult calvings that will require the vet’s intervention.


In this special edition, Julian Norton visits the young people putting everything they have into their number-one passion - farming. The programme celebrates the hard work and dedication of four young farmers, as they spend the summer making their mark on the Yorkshire countryside. Julian meets fourth-generation farmer Ben, who has spent his entire life working on his dad's highly successful farm, but now feels it is time to go it alone.

Cast & Crew

Contributor Julian Norton
Director Matt Lees
Executive Producer Paul Stead
Executive Producer Melanie Darlaston
Producer Matt Lees
Series Producer Wendy Woolfson
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