Balancing farming and family life on a mixed farm

Bridging the gap between farm and the consumer is something that lots of farmers are trying to do in an effort to help more people understand the reality of what goes into producing their food, and hopefully alter public opinion on why supporting and buying British is so important.

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As part of their work on social media to contribute to farmer’s efforts in showcasing British agriculture, Howden Rural Insurance have setup a Rural Community blog, where they invite farmers to give their experiences in the industry, sharing their contributions to over 115,000 followers on Instagram.

Since starting the blog, A-Plan Rural have worked with a great variety of farmers from differing backgrounds and locations all over the UK.

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In their latest blog, they spoke with Ellie, who runs a mixed farm in Abergavenny.

Ellie shared how her early experiences growing up on a farm led to opportunities that started her own career in farming livestock, the balance she strikes between farming and family life and a typical working day in her shoes.

She also talks about the challenges of farming and offers advice for people thinking of starting a career in farming.

Read the full blog here.

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