Emma Bradbury

Llandovery, Carmarthenshire

Emma Bradbury has made rapid progress in the farming sector since she graduated with a degree in agriculture from Harper Adams University.

She combines her job as National Policy Manager for the National Sheep Association with running her own flock of South Country Cheviots within a share farming agreement.

With her partner, Emma has seized further opportunities too, renting a farm together in a partnership alongside his own share farming agreement at Glanmynys Farm.

Looking to the future, her ambition is to develop a profitable and productive lowland B flock and to increase her ownership of livestock.

Emma’s current work commitments and farming arrangements mean her sheep system needs to be flexible due to time and management constraints but it is her ambition to get to a position where she can diversify and scale up the flock, perhaps start a beef enterprise too.

Having gained knowledge through her participation in the Tesco Future Farmers Programme and Farming Connect’s Prosper from Pasture in 2021, she sees the Business & Innovation programme as the next important step.

“I am passionate about the agricultural industry and believe that the Agri Academy will provide a unique experience that will be key in broadening my horizons, allow me to explore farming operations further afield and to gain knowledge to enhance my own business."

“My business acumen also needs to grow alongside my aspirations for my business and I see this as being integral to making the next step in business growth and expansion and diversification.’’