One of this year’s bursaries from Land Rover and the Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF) was awarded to a shepherd from Devon, who also happens to be a budding entrepreneur. 21-year old Lewis Steer of Lily Warne Wool, Chudleigh got his own Land Rover Discovery Sport, which he plans to use for his daily shepherding.
Sans farming background, Lewis shears his flock, which is made of rare Greyface Dartmoor sheep, by hand and delivers his fleece to the local mill to be spun into yarn. Lily Warne Wool – named after his great great grandmother – carries the entire process from farm to yarn and is the only one in the country to do so. They aim to reconnect consumers to British wool.
Lewis is also pursuing Rural Estate Land Management at The Royal Agricultural University.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund has been enjoying support from Land Rover since 2013. The company contributes to the Fund’s annual bursary scheme and its grant-giving programme.
“UK farming is a crucial part of our economy and the breadth of different careers our winners are carving for themselves demonstrates just how important diversification is becoming for young people to prosper in the industry,” says Jeremy Hicks, Jaguar Land Rover UK managing director.
“They are also showing other young people that farming is an exciting, multi-dimensional career choice. We hope that each one of them will truly benefit from the loan of the Discovery Sport, with the vehicle and the savings made on other transport costs, helping to take their projects to the next level.”
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