National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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Holly Gilbert, 23, and Dan Grist, 25, Cheriton & Tedburn YFC, Devon

It’s In Our Roots podcast

Shortlisted for Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2020

Driven by a desire to inspire people in rural communities, Holly Gilbert and Dan Grist decided to launch a podcast called It’s In Our Roots.

The pair spent lockdown researching and planning the podcast and worked hard to secure interesting guests to interview. Editing, producing and promoting the podcast was also key to getting it off the ground.

They have carefully chosen inspiring guests that help to shine a positive light on the rural community and farming industry. Well-known names, such as farmer and world champion darts player Scott Mitchell and Great British Bake Off 2019 star Michelle Evans-Fecci, have been among the line-up alongside other successful rural entrepreneurs.

Holly and Dan developed the podcast while managing lockdown life and working on the farm – and while Holly was also completing a university qualification. 

Described by listeners as truly inspirational, the podcast has offered hope and positivity during a challenging year. 


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