A DETERMINED Cumbrian farmer is set to feature on Armstrong Watson’s popular webinar series ‘An Audience With...’.

Will Case is one of two new names announced to take part in the firm’s special online programme of events, and will share his story with host Andrew Robinson, Head of Agriculture, during a live webinar on April 28 from 7-8pm.

Annabel Hamilton, a young Borders farmer who has helped diversify her family business, is also part of the exciting line-up for 2021, and Yorkshire Cattle and sheep farmer Jim Beary, who writes for Farmers Guardian was the latest guest to share an insight into his success.

Father of three Will, who is an NFU ambassador, has worked tirelessly to ensure his farm business can thrive, diversifying in to dairy and free-range hens alongside his livestock trade.

Will comes from a farming family steeped in 400 years of tradition. He has worked alongside his brother and parents to successfully diversify their business into two viable farms. He will share how the family has made the best of what they have and how they have safeguarded the wider family’s livelihood for future generations.

Commenting on the upcoming events, Andrew said: “We’ve got two more great names lined up for the spring. I’m really looking forward to discussing the broad range of farming practices that Will and Annabel employ at their farms in Cumbria and Berwickshire. I know they have some very interesting stories of family succession and diversification.”

Will added: ”I’m looking forward to talking about family farming, succession and trying to make the most of what we’ve got. Hopefully it’s a good night.”

An Audience With… aims to help bolster future success in agriculture. Running throughout 2021, it will feature industry experts and local farmers, who will discuss important issues in the world of farming and the ways they’ve been able to transform their businesses.

To date, the series has also featured Sally Urwin, author of Diary of a Pint-sized Farmer, and Tracey and Aylett Roan, of Roan’s Dairy in Dumfries and Galloway, who shared their experiences of how they diversified their businesses to ensure success. There are also plans for An Audience With… Andrew himself.

The succeeding An Audience With… Annabel Hamilton takes place on May 19 from 7-8pm. To register for the next in the series of An Audience With.. or to view previous recordings of these online events please visit: www.awwebinars.co.uk.