Name: Sally Glennie.
Club: Vale of Alford.
Where do you stay? Keig, near Alford.
Do you hold or have you held any office-bearer roles at Young Farmers? Minutes secretary and ladies convener.
Tell us about your background in agriculture: I’ve lived on a farm since I was born and enjoy being outdoors especially helping with cattle and sheep. I’ve been brought up in a house where everyone’s spare time is spent outside on the farm.
What do you do for an occupation? I study Rural Business Management at SRUC in Edinburgh and work part-time at Kellockbank Country Emporium.
What sparked your interest in agriculture? My parents are both from farming backgrounds and all my grandparents always have interesting things to do or show or tell me. I love spending time with all of them and have learned a lot from them.
What is the most rewarding thing about working in the farming industry? I’m not employed in the farming industry – my dad is employed full-time in the building industry so the farm is a family hobby – we all muck in to get everything done and have lots of fun together at the same time.
As rural youth, do you think there is something we should be doing additionally or differently within the agricultural sector? We need to promote the healthy aspects of the agricultural sector, such as long walks through fields checking stock.
Where do you see the farming sector in 10 years’ time? Going from strength to strength hopefully but agriculture is challenging so who knows?
If you could pass on one piece of advice to someone looking to get into the sector what would it be? I’m not old enough to give anyone much advice but I suppose I’d say don’t be afraid of hard work and long hours.
We can’t end the interview without talking about Young Farmers so tell us about your experience – why did you join? I joined to meet people from similar backgrounds and to learn new skills. Ropemaking was a challenge and requires a bit more practice.
What do you most enjoy about Young Farmers? Everything – it’s great fun.
How do you feel Young Farmers has impacted your life? I have made lots of friends and I don’t think I’m as quiet as I used to be.
Do you have any advice for someone looking to join? Don’t be shy, just do it!