For Georgina Gater-Moore, born in Rutland, England, farming wasn't in her blood, but it is well and truly engrained in her heart. Starting her own flock of sheep at the tender age of 17 while still at boarding school, Georgie’s initial interest in sheep came from helping her mother with contract shepherding at just 13.
Now aged 20 and living in Cheshire with her 20 ewes and sheepdog puppy Bob, Georgie is studying a BSc (Hons) degree in Agriculture at Harper Adams University, helping out on large scale sheep farms during the holidays. Currently on her placement year, she is working as a trainee account executive at an agricultural PR and communications firm.
No stranger to a pen, she writes a popular blog ‘Come by blog’ which discuss issues within the agricultural industry. She has also been making regular appearances in the nation’s biggest farming magazines, including Farmers Weekly, Farmers Guardian and Student Farmer, for many years.
As a massive advocate of social media, both in a personal sense and as a tool to help farmers engage with the public and express their passion for the land, Georgie has created a take-over Twitter account called called @YoungFarmersUK which allows a different young person each week to tell their story, why they are interested in agriculture, and how they got involved in it.
Georgie’s talent for writing combined with her love of all things farming, ensures that she is there to portray agriculture in the positive light it deserves. Her talents have recently been deservedly recognised as she won the silver award for Agricultural Student of the Year at the Farmers Guardian Farming Awards.
“I love what I do because I do so many different things, and working with sheep and writing in particular mean a lot to me and seem to complement each other quite well. I’m the type of person that likes variety and to be physically and mentally busy, so while I’m working with the sheep I’ll be thinking about my writing, and when I’m writing it’s usually about farming!”
With her main focus on her growing flock of sheep, including a flock of Pedigree Jacobs, Georgie hopes to continue inspiring the younger generation of farmers and educating the public.
Georgie, you are a real go getter! The primary industries is super lucky to have such an amazing advocate telling all of our positive stories and engaging others in the rural way of life