Sam Bailey, a 23 year old farmer based in Yarlet, just outside Stafford, has won the coveted Farmers Weekly Young Farmer of the Year Award.

At just 21, Sam impressed the county council judging panel with his drive, determination and ambitious business plan to secure the lease of Green Lane Farm.

Now Sam has been recognised as the best young farming entrepreneur in the country by his peers for his hard graft, character, business acumen and a willingness to learn, all of which has already resulted in some impressive achievements.