9 reasons to love working in British farming

Despite the early mornings, heavy workload and extreme unpredictability, farming is one of the greatest jobs you could ever be lucky enough to be involved in.

Here are the top reasons why working in British farming is an amazing profession.

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1. Working outside

Although the British weather may not be renowned to be full of sunshine and rainbows, nothing beats being out in the fresh air surrounded by the countryside. After all, it’s a pretty beautiful office!

2. Big boys’ toys

Playtime is all the time. As technological innovations are rapidly increasing, the farming world is continuously bringing out bigger and better machines.

3. Being part of a community

Being in a world where everyone knows everyone has its benefits when you need to borrow the next door neighbour’s cattle box. Feeling like you belong to a group of like-minded people is a special quality.

4. Commuter heaven

Not having to fight for rush hour, catch the tube to work or jump on a bike when the farm is on your doorstep.

5. Job satisfaction

Knowing that you work in one of the most important industries in the world is extremely rewarding. At the end of the day you have helped feed the nation.

6. Home-grown grub

When you know exactly where your food comes from, there is nothing more to be proud of. Plus, it feels like it is free.

7. Farmer fix-it-all

When baler twine becomes your best friend you know you are officially working in the farming world.

8. Always learning

Every day is a school day, where you are continuously learning new things. Whether you have been working for five or 25 years, you are always facing new challenges.

9. Storytelling

The tedious “How was your day at work?” question is definitely not applicable when you’re a farmer. There is always a good story to tell when you get home.


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