Beth Alexander is a beef and sheep farmer in Blairgowrie, Perthshire. Born and raised on an upland beef and sheep farm in Perthshire, farming is in Beth’s blood having farmed with her grandparents, dad and siblings. She graduated from Newcastle University with a BSc in Agribusiness Management in 2019 and is currently undertaking an MSC in Agriculture Professional Practice.
As a member of The Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC), Beth is involved in the rural community and fundraises regularly. Recently they’ve volunteered at a local primary school for maintenance work and gardening and through various campaigns have raised over £1100 for the RSABI (Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution) charity in 2020/21.
Beth says: “The rural community in Scotland is varied, vibrant, and holds the key to so much of what Scotland has to offer. Conservation and productive farming methods go hand in hand. Diversity creates innovation and this is the opportunity women have to offer the farming and rural community. We are in pivotal times where we need innovative research and practices to drive our industry forward and create opportunities for the next generation. I believe there is never a truer statement ‘live each day as if it’s your last but farm like you’ll live forever’.”