Britain’s Fittest Farmer finalists to compete at Young Farmers Festival

Important announcement: The Young Farmers Festival is postponed until 2020, the new date will be announced soon. The Britain’s Fittest Farmer live final will go ahead on 4 May as planned and will be hosted at the Farm Fitness gym near Stansted in Essex.

Five men and five women will battle it out for the title of Britain’s Fittest Farmer and a cash prize at the first-ever Young Farmers Festival on 4 May.

Farmers from across the UK have been entering the all-new competition launched by Farmers Weekly last month to promote physical and mental fitness in agriculture and champion those who are proactive about their health.

The live final will be held on the Saturday (4 May) of the Young Farmers Festival, with festival-goers able to watch the action unfold as finalists tackle a course designed to test their physical fitness.

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Farmer’s son and owner of the Farm Fitness gym Tom Kemp will judge the contestants alongside Farmers Weekly‘s community editor Oli Hill.

Together they will judge how the finalists complete the intense physical challenge, before interviewing each of them about how they maintain their mental wellbeing.

The judges will award one man and one woman the title of Britain’s Fittest Farmer 2019 at the festival, along with a cash prize of £500 each.

Entries close at midnight on 9 April 2019 – check out some of the best entries so far to get inspired to enter yourself.

Young Farmers Festival 2019

The Young Farmers Festival takes place from 2-5 May and is a unique new event to bring together Britain’s young farmers for a celebration with headline DJs Scott Mills, Chris Stark and Greg James from Radio 1, plus activities including sports tournaments, entertainment and discussions. 

Tickets are now on sale – to find out more, go to the Young Farmers Festival website.

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