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Somerset's Flossy Biss is new face of farming in Channel 4 documentary

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: January 10, 2013

  • Flossy Biss, 17, from Somerset, will star in a new documentary about young farmers

  • Flossy Biss

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They are the new hope of the agricultural world, the young farmers set to take over our fields in the next generation of agriculture.

And their efforts to find their way in a vastly changing industry will be captured on camera for a new documentary.

First Time Farmers is a five-part series looking at all aspects of farming life through the eyes of the younger generation. The second episode will show young farmer Flossy Biss from Somerset who runs her family farm even though she has not yet left school.

The 17-year-old has full responsibility for going to market to buy cattle, medicating the animals and even rearing the sheep, so she has to juggle farm management with school work.

As the youngest of four children, she stepped up to the responsibility of running the farm after their dad left. Now the farm’s ‘holding number’ is under her name.

The teenager’s revision studies coincided with the busy lambing season which meant Flossy had long days and early starts to fit in on top of taking her exams.

The Channel 4 reality TV series was produced by the makers of reality show Made in Chelsea and filmed over a six-month period.

First Time Farmers starts tomorrow at 8pm on Channel 4. The second episode including Flossy Biss will be shown on January 18.

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