Video: Farmers Apprentice guest speaker, Gareth Barlow

Starting a farm business from scratch is a big ask but for 22 year old first generation sheep farmer, Gareth Barlow success came through an unusual route.

On his 17th birthday Gareth sold his Play Station and bought six rare breed Hebridean sheep.

He now grazes 700 sheep on 120 acres of rented land in Yorkshire, butchers and sells his lamb to Michelin star restaurants in London and has appeared on the BBC’s primetime television show, Countryfile.

Gareth’s business journey is one for any young entrepreneur to envy and at the Farmers Apprentice bootcamp last year he shared his story with 10 fellow farmers of the future.

Go to the Farm Apprentice site to see the Farm Apprentice bootcamp video series.

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With BPS being phased out and new schemes being put in place in the next few years, it’s an important time for farmers to start planning retirement and the best way to secure their pensions. Whether you are considering a succession process or would like to retire from the industry outright, our panel of experts will go through all the options you need to consider no matter what your life plan looks like. Join the session at 17.00 - 18:15 on Thursday 19 August 2021.