Alex Black

Alex is business reporter at Farmers Guardian covering areas including commodity prices, imports and exports, property and land across all agricultural sectors.

In 2014, she graduated with a first class Journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.

After graduating, she worked for a marketing and PR firm as communications officer before joining Farmers Guardian in June 2016.

When she's not studying lists of milk prices, Alex is usually found watching Bolton Wanderers or spending time with her cats.

Philip Wynn

With a career now spanning nearly 50 years in farm and business management Philip has managed and advised businesses in nearly every sector of agriculture. He has been a Director of Sir James Dyson's farming business since it was formed in 2013. He is also a Director of Fold Hill Foods and Chairman of Humber Grain and Aubourn Farming Ltd. He is the financial and strategic advisor to a number of large scale vegetable, potato and arable businesses as well as being a Trustee of a number of Family Estates. Philip was appointed Chairman of LEAF in 2017 and is currently acting CEO. He was Master of the Worshipful Company of Farmers in 2016/17 and is currently the Deputy Master; he is also a Trustee of the Henry Plumb Foundation.

Gareth Wynn Jones

Gareth Wyn Jones is the nation’s favourite farmer. Born in the beautiful Carneddau mountains in North Wales, he has lived all his life at Ty’n Llwyfan, on the windswept slopes where his family have farmed for over 370 years. The farm breeds 3,500 sheep and 300 head of cattle.

He features regularly on mainstream television, he is an author of a bestselling book, “The Hill Farmer” a regular contributor on social media and is known as the “tweeting famer”. He constantly seeks to educate the public about sustainable / seasonal food, farming, it’s heritage, time honored traditions and its challenges.

Gareth has strongly campaigned to protect the Carneddau Mountain Ponies; a rare native breed that have been roaming the Carneddau range since Celtic times.

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Emma Gray & Ewan Irvine

Ewan and Emma farm 680 acres on the stunning Isle of Bute in Scotland. Our story began in Northumberland when Emma won the tenancy for Fallowlees farm at the age of 23. Fallowlees was notable for its remote location and lack of any facilities! Emma met Ewan, a firefighter, four years later and they married in 2018, their son Len joined them in 2019.

Together we were successful in securing the tenancy of Ardros farms on the Isle of Bute in 2021. We farm organically, rearing and selling quality scotch lamb and beef in an environmentally sustainable way.

Our passion is training sheepdogs, both for sale and for competition. We have been lucky enough to have broken two world records for dogs we have sold. We have diversified to provide guidance for fellow herders with our award winning Sheepdog School and continue to innovate digitally with a sheepdog app now providing lessons in your pocket.

Emma has two published books “One girl and her dogs” and “My Farming Life” and we have been contributors in series 4 and 5 of the BBC’s this farming life.