Why Sam would be an effective mentor

  • Harper Adams agriculture graduate Sam Carey farms four dairy units across Mid/North Wales and Shropshire and has significant experience in setting up joint ventures.
  • Sam is passionate about grass-based farming systems which is why he is developing a sustainable and profitable low to no-input regenerative dairy farming model.
  • A good communicator in Welsh and English, Sam likes helping people grow and improve their workplaces. 
  • This entrepreneurial young farmer is passionate about farming and its long-term legacy as an industry.   Expect to be inspired and encouraged by his knowledge, personal experience and enthusiasm for ‘doing things differently’. 

Current farm business

  • Involved in four dairy farming units over 2,300 acres 

Qualifications/achievements/ experience 


  • 2020 - Finalist - Farmers Weekly Grassland Farmer of the year 
  • 2019 - Finalist - Sir Bryner Jones Memorial Award
  • 2019 - All Wales Grassland Farmer of the Year
  • 2017 - Richard John Memorial Bursary (To study methods of incentivisation and motivation in improving employment in the dairy industry) 
  • 2015 - Stockperson of the Year Award, NFU Cymru/NFU Mutual Welsh Dairy Show
  • 2012 - Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Scholarship
  • 2012 - Agri Academy


  • 2007 – 2011 Harper Adams University College (HAUC)
  • BSc Agriculture with Commendation 

Top tips for business success   

“Opportunities multiply only when they are seized.”

“Yesterday I thought I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.  Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

“Potential is unlimited, success depends on daring to act.”