Meet the 11-year-old farmer who rents his own land, breeds sheep, and loves agriculture

“I was born to be a farmer - that’s what I say,” said Joe Trofer

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Joseph Walshe

While most 11-year-olds are outside playing with their friends, one 11-year-old is outside putting in work.

Joe Trofer quickly found a love for agriculture during the pandemic and always dreamed of becoming a farmer. His passion sparked when he planted seeds in a bed built by his grandfather for his seventh birthday. When COVID hit, he began selling produce on a trolley outside his house. With the money he saved, he bought three chickens.

He added eggs to his market and was then able to buy four sheep, Rhubarb, Strawberry, Pumpkin, and Radish.

His mother, Clare, tells Good News Network farming is a form of therapy for Joe who was diagnosed with autism during lockdowns. “He never asked to have friends over after school, all he wants to do is go straight to his animals.”

With the profit he made selling sheep and vegetables, he had enough money to rent a plot of land from a nearby farmer.

More than two years later, he now owns 37 sheep, 12 chickens, two cows, and a Border Collie named Spud.

He is also now the youngest livestock exhibitor at the Lincolnshire show in the 125 years it has been running.

Story via Good News Network

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