Farm Staff

Anne Gow

'Farmer Gow'

5th generation farmer on her mother's side, 6th generation farmer on her father's side

Queen's Guide

Captain, HM Forces (Army)

1992 - established 'Lambing at Appleton', spring/Easter open days and the forerunner to Farmer Gow's

1992-2001 - organised the Oxfordshire Hedge Laying Championship

2000 - hosted the National Hedge Laying Championship

2001 - awarded Oxfordshire's first 'Mark' by the Council for the Protection of Rural England, CPRE

1992-2002 - environmental projects in Appleton Common, including coppice restoration and charcoal production. Award given by Oxford Preservation Trust.

2002 - opened 'Farmer Gow's' on rented premises at Appleton, near Oxford

2003 - NFU Small Business of the Year ~ Runner-up

2007 - bought Henleaze Farm, Longcot

1 Jan 08 - opened Farmer Gow's at Henleaze Farm, Longcot near Faringdon


Mark McCracken

'Farmer Mark'

Started working for Anne's father at age 14 years

Has worked for Farmer Gow's since 2001

Responsibilities ~ farm maintenance, firewood processing & deliveries, principle tractor driver


Clara Head

Clara is a 1st generation farmer having come to the industry through her love of animals

Joined Farmer Gow's in February 2020 - so just a few weeks before C19 closed to farm. Furlough enabled her to undertake various training - on and off farm - which she has put to good use every since.

Farm Livestock Manager

Responsibilities ~ livetock, mobile farm, farm produce and environmental health


Sarah Barrell

Farmer's daughter with experience of dairy farming

Nursery teacher

Child Development

Responsiblities ~ School Trips, Chick barn, Work Experience students


Dale Whitehorn

Nov 10 - Feb 11 ~ Work experience student who never left!

NVQ - Customer Care

Responsibilities ~ Meet the Animals, livestock treatments & record keeping, first aid, kindling processing, Christmas Tree barn