04 November 2020

The daughter of a CLA East member has won the Farmers Weekly Fittest Farmer competition.

Britain’s Fittest Farmer was launched by Farmers Weekly as a fun way of sparking a vital discussion about the physical and mental health of the nation’s farmers.

Emma Ashley, daughter of William Ashley from Hertfordshire, took home the trophy for top female competitor, along with the cash prize of £1,000.

The BFF final was held at Farm Fitness, an outdoor gym run by farmer’s son Tom Kemp on his family’s arable unit in Essex.

Emma runs the shoot and manages the conservation of wild meadows on her family’s 100ha arable farm just south of Hertford. She introduced a wellbeing policy for the farm staff during the coronavirus lockdown.

Living and working on a relatively small farm has led Emma to find part-time work as a personal trainer, running a bootcamp for local farmers at home. 

Photo credit:Farmers Weekly/MAG.