Family steps up to keep dairy farm thriving after sudden death of beloved husband and father
After the sudden death of her husband early last year, mum-of-two Hannah Potter was determined to keep the family farm running in his honour.
Graham Potter of Ploxgreen, near Minsterley, was a devoted dairy farmer who wanted a thriving farm and dedicated his life to his herd and family.
He died in his sleep in January 2022, aged 42, leaving behind his wife Hannah and two children Olivia, seven, and Giles, aged four.
Despite never having worked on the farm full-time before suddenly having to step in, Hannah strived to keep the farm thriving and tried to balance her time between the business and her two children.
She said: "I was a farmer's daughter and I worked at a vets in Bridgnorth for 17 years. I did help my husband a little bit on the farm, but in no way like it is now.
"It's been horrendous and we have just been trying to get through it as best we can."
Hannah said she could not have continued with the operation of the farm without support from her family, her friends, industry reproduction management specialists and the local community.