Working as a trainee farmer on Gillian and Neil O’Sullivan’s dairy enterprise has inspired Aaron Williams to set his sights on a career in agriculture.
The 19-year-old Tralee, Co. Kerry native never set foot on a farm until he was chosen by the producers of Big Week on the Farm to participate in the third series.
The RNLI Lifeboat crew member submitted an application during a gap year after he stumbled across the “once-in-a-life-opportunity” on Facebook.
No farming experience
Despite not carrying an ounce of farming blood, Aaron claims that it has always been his first love.
“My Dad works for Kerry Agri-business delivering ration and when I was younger, I used to go round in the truck with him, but I never no opportunity to farm.” Aaron Williams told Catherina Cunnane of That’s Farming.
“I don’t come from a farming background - we don’t have a farm and none of my relations are farmers.”
Aaron was offered a position with FRS Relief Services following his appearance on the RTÉ show; he spent a short period with the company, before joining Dairymaster as an installation team member.
The Kerry native secured this full-time weekday position close to one month ago.
“We go to farms all around Ireland delivering and installing milking parlours and other products,” Aaron explained.
“I am 100% certain that working on the O’Sullivan’s farm has inspired me to work in the agricultural industry.”
“I came into it green with an open mind and I came out knowing a lot more about farming- it was the best month of my life.”
Satisfied in his current role, Aaron plans to continue his role with Dairymaster and would not rule out pursuing an agricultural degree or establishing his own farming enterprise.
“I could definitely see myself going down the agricultural route as time progresses,” Aaron concluded.
Image source: Aaron Williams.