The 10 finalists have battled it out at bootcamp.
It was a full-on week which saw them put through their mental and physical paces as they vied to take home the coveted title of Farmers Apprentice 2020.
Hosted by farmer Robert Neill on his Roxburghshire farm, the process marked the culmination of this competition, which gives 18- to 25-year-olds the chance to showcase their skills and learn about agriculture.
The contestants came from across the country and from all backgrounds – some had grown up on farms, others weren’t from farming families.
They all had some things in common, though – a passion for agriculture, a determination to forge a successful career in the sector and a desire to win.
They took part in a range of challenges, testing their practical, technical and business skills.
Meanwhile, Robert and other leading figures from agriculture also assessed other attributes, such as their interpersonal skills and ability to learn.
“Amazing”, “exhausting” and “unforgettable” were just three of the words the contestants used to describe the experience.
The winner will be announced in the 30 October issue of Farmers Weekly. Meanwhile, here’s a flavour of the action – and this unique event – in pictures.
The top 10 who made it to bootcamp were (from left): Flori Catling, Helena Eaton, Rebecca Williams, Charlie Tester, Lucy Dickinson, Jos Rowlands, Ben Sell, Toby Smith, Jess Langton and Jess Palmer
Jess and Toby get to grips with a drone in one of the arable-related exercises
It’s digital mapping time for Flori and Jos
Charlie checks the tech to ensure the sheep have been properly logged
FW editor Karl Schneider and farmers Robert and Jacqueline Neill grill contestants on their business proposals
Karl blows the starting horn for the baling challenge
Rebecca busy stock-moving
Jos showcasing his skills in the cattle shed
Watch Farmers Apprentice
You can meet the finalists and watch all episodes of the on the Farmers Apprentice website starting with the first episode on Friday 23 October and the winner being announced on 30 October.