A CHIPPING Norton farmer is featuring on a new Channel 4 series about the farming industry seen through the eyes of the younger generation.

Fifth-generation farmer Henry Crudge, of Cross Leys, is set to appear in the fifth episode of the five-part observational documentary series First Time Farmer, due to air on Friday, February 8.

Filmed over a six-month period last year, the series follows the daily grind of young farmers living in the Cotswolds, Herefordshire and the West Country.

Created by the same team behind Made in Chelsea, each episode will meet three new young farmers, including apprentices, shepherds and slaughtermen.

The 25-year-old, who studied at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, runs the family arable farm with his dad, Peter, in Churchill, near Chipping Norton.

“I’ve been working [on the farm] since I was 13,” he said.

“It’s in my blood. I wouldn’t want to do anything else.

I wouldn’t dream of doing anything else.”

The film crew follows the day-to-day life of Henry on the farm, which grows wheat and rapeseed and makes hay for racehorses.

Henry said he hoped the programme dispelled farmer stereotypes.

“It’s a fly-on-the-wall documentary,”

he said “I think it’s going to be a good programme.

“People don’t really know about farming in rural areas. It’s more about the lives of young farmers.

“I think it’s trying to get the stereotype of a farmer as a grumpy old man in tweed.

I think it’s good to broadcast and get the farming world out there.”

The next episode of First Time Farmer is on tomorrow at 8pm.