Gareth writes: "When I left school in the summer of ‘87, my first real job was picking peas at the local farm for £1 per hour - and more peas than I could eat. This time last week however, I was in charge of six farms across five countries, and I produce wheat, coffee and olives. I had a myriad of farm equipment at my disposal and was cash rich and happy with life. Most importantly though? I was a champion farmer. You see, this time last week I was in a small room, with nice coffee on tap, being lucky enough to have a couple of hours hands-on with Pure Farming 2018."