Erin Fflur McNaught

Erin is a young farmer who is creating waves in the media world. At the age of just 18, she is taking on an enormous challenge by taking the reins to her family farm in the beautiful hills of North Wales.

Following in her family’s footsteps, she now is the fourth generation to farm their historic land. Erin’s passion is the farm: her life revolves round its perennial cycles, daily tasks and routine, and no lure is greater than training and trialing her sheepdogs. In 2018, she was crowned the British Young Handler champion with her dog Moxy, and in 2019 won the BBC’s One Man and his Dog competition. Nothing makes Erin prouder than representing her country on a national and world level and bringing the trophies back home to Wales. These successes have gone on to spark an exciting media journey.

Erin has a natural TV presence and her passion for her work is clear. She has appeared on programmes such as Love Your Weekend (ITV), Countryfile (BBC), On the Farm (Channel 5), as well as multiple programmes on the Welsh Channel S4C. She has appeared on Blue Peter and she is a regular radio contributor.

Her honest tales and knowledge of the farming world are inspiring. She takes great delight in showcasing the joys of working the land and the importance of educating young people about British produce. Farming was once very much a male dominated industry and although things have changed dramatically in recent years, Erin has shone a light on the importance of diversity and youthfulness in the farming world. It is a hard life; relentless and exhausting, but more gratifying and wholesome than anything else Erin could dream of.