Video: Is this farming’s most unusual new entrant?

Philosophy graduate Sam Robinson, who was raised in Oxford, would seem a pretty unlikely new entrant to farming.

But with no industry knowledge or background, the 27-year-old moved to the Welsh countryside, joined a rugby team, became a member of a Welsh choir, got a job on a livestock farm and became fluent in Welsh. All in 18 months.

He sounds like a genius to us, but he admits he’s got a lot to learn before he can set out on his own as a farmer.

His toughest challenge to date? Reversing a quad bike and trailer. Well even geniuses have their weak spots.

Is he the most unusual farming entrant or do you know of a more surprising one? Email with your farming story and watch the video below.

See also: How new entrants raised pig conception and weaning weights


Ffermio is the only television programme in Britain that specifically deals with agricultural issues, as well as providing all the news relevant to farmers and the wider audience.

It is a weekly magazine programme for S4C that discusses a wide range of topics from animal health to food production and conservation.

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Ffermio presenters (left to right Alun Elidyr, Meinir Howells, Daloni-Metcalfe

Ffermio presenters (left to right) Alun Elidyr, Meinir Howells and Daloni-Metcalfe