About Boots and Heels

Boots and Heels is a podcast and video series which aims to bridge the gap between farmers and non-farmers, showing how people from different backgrounds can find a foothold in this diverse and exciting industry.

Watch the videos and listen to the podcasts comprising series one to three, presented by Lizzie McLaughlin, the "heels" of the team, and Becca Wilson, the "boots" of the duo.

Read more about the presenters below.

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About Becca

I’m a fifth-generation farmer from North Yorkshire, so I am the “boots” in Boots and Heels.

I work full time on my family farm and truly believe that everyone, whether they are from an agricultural background or not, should have the chance to get involved in such a fantastic sector that has so much to offer.

I have an MSc in Rural Estate Management from the Royal Agricultural University, and I am active member of my local Young Farmers’ Club. It’s a fantastic organisation where I have met friends for life and learned about areas of agriculture which were completely new to me.

The idea for Boots and Heels stemmed from frequent conversations with Lizzie about how the industry is perceived by those outside of agriculture.

By looking at the industry from our different perspectives we can help educate and empower people to get involved with farming, no matter their background.

About Lizzie

Coming, as I do, from a non-farming family, I am the “heels” in the Boots and Heels duo. Neither my background nor my choice of shoes could ever hold back my passion for farming, though.

I joined the agricultural world almost four years ago in a marketing role for the poultry sector. I was immediately hooked on this brilliant industry.

I want to champion women in agriculture, help break down stereotypes, showcase the vast range of opportunities, encourage the next generation to get on board, help educate consumers, and bring a new perspective to the challenges the industry faces.

Where you grew up should never be a barrier to getting involved with farming. Through Boots and Heels, Becca and I aim to prove that to everyone with an interest in where our food comes from.

Series one and two podcasts



Farmers Weekly 2023 lambing gallery opens

The Farmers Weekly lambing photo gallery is now open, celebrating the best of the upcoming lambing season. Becca Wilson, from our Boots and Heels team, has kicked off the gallery…


Boots and Heels blog: On farm with the Fletchers

Positive messages about agriculture outside of the farming community are often driven by well-known people and personalities. The likes of Jeremy Clarkson, Kaleb Cooper and Amanda Owen all contribute to…


Boots and Heels Blog: Visiting the Chief Shepherdess

Being the Boots part of the duo, living and working on my family farm, it’s always interesting to be able to see how other farmers are doing things. It might…


Boots and Heels Blog: Training Sheepdogs with Emma Gray

As many of us know, farming can often be an isolating and challenging job and more often than not, I’m learning the true value of having a dog as a…


B&H Blog: Kingsley Ward: musician, producer, engineer, farmer

When I left the Royal Agricultural University (RAC) in 2017, little did I know where I’d end up: co-hosting a podcast turned YouTube series, reaching farmers and non-farmers alike. I…

Boots and Heels Blog: Milking a cow by hand

Some people want to swim with dolphins, others swear they will skydive, and some prefer to keep it simple. Me? My childhood bucket list had a diverse array of dreams,…


Boots and Heels: S3 E1 with dairy farmer Sophie Gregory

Season 3 is here! We’re kicking off the UK tour in Somerset with the fantastic Sophie Gregory - organic dairy farmer and dairy industry woman of the year 2021. Find out…


Boots and Heels S2, bonus ep: Boots, Heels and Yellow Wellies

Why is poor mental health one of the biggest hidden problems facing farmers today? Where can you reach out for support? What is the #MindYourHead campaign? In this very special…


Boots and Heels S2, E10: Tom Pemberton

How do you become a successful YouTuber? Is social media a profitable diversification? What are the top tips? In our final episode of Series 2, we join Tom Pemberton, famous…


Boots and Heels S2, E9: Rugby ref Nigel Owens

What's it like going from crowds to cows? Can you join Young Farmers if you're not a farmer? Is Rugby Union better than Rugby League? In episode 9, we join…