Charlotte Wilson

Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

Brought up on a dairy farm in Pembrokeshire, Charlotte, or locally known ‘Lottie’ Wilson, confesses that since being a child, most of her time has been spent working on farms. Having gained experience working with dairy, beef and sheep through various employment and at home she has recently completed an Extended Diploma in Agriculture at Hartpury College. Starting this September, Lottie will continue on to Nottingham University to study Agriculture and Livestock Science.    

Once her daily responsibilities are complete, Lottie’s favourite pastimes include attending her local Young Farmers Club (YFC) where she competes in a wide range of county competitions, having also reached national level with stock-judging. She has an interest in horses and enjoys riding as a member of the local hunt. Through her pleasure of riding, Lottie has gone on to complete the British Horse Society Level 2 Riding and Roadcraft training and has volunteered her time and knowledge helping disabled riders. 

Lottie commits a lot of consideration for the future of the home farm and speaks of her aspiration to introduce a flock of breeding ewes to the existing dairy enterprise. Above all, she lists breeding for improvement through the use of genetics and genomics as her greatest interest when working with stock. In the future, upon returning home to work on the family farm from traveling, Lottie hopes to fully educate herself on using both sheep and cattle to utilise the land efficiently and productively to maximise effectiveness.  

“The opportunity to meet new peers and associates from the industry was a big appeal to apply for the Agri Academy. I believe these opportunities vital in order to run an agricultural business during the current climate of change we’re experiencing. Agriculture is already in a very different place compared to when my family entered the industry. My hope therefore is that I will learn new ideas, independent of previous generations which can be incorporated into the family business to help format new aspirations and inspiration for our business.”