Tom Pemberton is a popular farmer and YouTuber.
He has more than 400 thousand subscribers on his YouTube channel by the name, Tom Pemberton Farm Life.
Tom is also an author and a presenter.
Tom Pemberton was born on 9 June 1992.
He hails from Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England.
His father, Andrew, is also a farmer.
Tom has two sisters, Penelope Bowden and Amy Appleton.
The history of his farm-
Tom’s grandfather and one of his great-uncles purchased a farm from Tom, one of his great-uncles and they started dairy farming in 1950 in Lytham, Lancashire.
They started selling milk directly to the consumers and ensured that their cows remained TB free.
Eventually, they added more cows and other animals to their farm.
Tom and his family own about 120 acres of land and they also rent some acres of land.
Love for farming-
At 16, while holidaying in Portugal, Tom decided to start farming after returning to England.
So, after returning to England, he purchased a boiler suit and started farming in the summer.
As Tom was attending school at that time, he used to farm in the holidays, weekends and in his free time.
Initially, his father opposed his decision of farming because he felt that farming wasn’t profitable but thanks to his love for farming, Tom didn’t give up.
Tom did his schooling from King Edward VII and Queen Mary School in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire.
At school, he was good at mathematics and as he was dyslexic, he struggled with writing.
Then, in 2010, Tom joined Royal Agricultural University in England to study Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences.
In 2012, he dropped out of the university to pursue farming.
Becoming a full-time farmer-
After dropping out from the university, Tom returned to his family’s farm and here, he worked for a year under Paul Corman, the then farm manager of the Pembertons Farm.
During this one year, he learnt a lot about farming, especially milking and he became a full-time farmer in 2013.
Entering social media-
Once Tom purchased a raw milk vending machine and he stumbled upon a YouTube video about a milk vending machine and felt that he could produce a better video than that.
So, on 21 September 2016, he produced his first YouTube video titled- A quick guide on how to use are RAW MILK VENDING MACHINE on the family farm!
This video didn’t get decent views on YouTube but this video on Facebook got more than 11,000 views and this inspired Tom to continue making videos.
For a while, he also posted on Snapchat but later shifted his focus to his YouTube channel and Instagram.
Joanna, Tom’s then girlfriend and now wife greatly helped him with social media.
A successful YouTuber-
Tom is a successful YouTuber.
As of May 2022, he has 430K subscribers on his YouTube channel and 118K followers on Instagram.
Tom uses a GoPro HERO8 Black and a Nikon D3300 Digital SLR camera for shooting his videos.
In 2018, he won the Digital Innovator of the year 2018 British Farming Awards.
BBC & his book-
Tom was a presenter for The Fast and the Farmer-ish program of BBC Three in 2022.
On 28 April 2022, he published a book titled Make Hay While the Sun Shines: A Year.
Tom also appeared on radio, BBC North West Tonight, BBC Breakfast, ITV and News Channel 5.
He also spoke at numerous conferences.
His farm shop-
Tom has a farm shop by the name, Pembertons Farm Shop & Dairy in Birks Farm, Ballam Road, Lytham.
This shop was opened on 1 July 2017.
Tom and his family specialise in the doorstep deliveries of the raw milk.
They also sell other items like meat, milk products, eggs, groceries, sandwiches, etc.
Tom’s goal is to bring the milk and other farm products directly to the consumers and eliminate the middlemen in order to save margins.
Currently, he is the Farm Manager at the Pembertons Dairies.
On 8 July 2021, Tom married Joanna.
She used to work as a wedding coordinator.
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