26 October 2001

NEXT GENERATION SURVEY

Are you aged between 16 and 30? Do you have at least one parent who works in agriculture, one of the ancillary industries or any other rural or countryside-related occupation?

If you answered yes to both questions, you are eligible to take part in this survey. Doing it could win you one of three cash prizes totalling £450. It doesnt matter whether you want to farm, become a bus driver or work as a share dealer in Londons money-markets – we want to hear your views.

Taking a few minutes to complete the simple questionnaire will help farmers weekly gather vital information about the plans of todays young people.

Well use that information to fight on your behalf for a better future for you.

1) Do you want a long-term career in (tick one box only or, if none apply, go on to question 2):

Farming, farm work or as a farm manager?

One of agricultures ancillary industries (sales, advice, auctioneering etc)

Another rural related occupation (please specify which below)

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2) If your desired long-term career is not one of those in Q1, what is it?

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3) Did you once want a career in one of the areas referred to in Q1, but later decided against it?

Yes/No

If yes, when and why did this change?

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3i) If the answer to Q3 is yes, would you consider going back into one of the careers referred to in Q1 at a later stage?

Yes/No

4) If your desired long-term career is one of those referred to in Q1, what do you see as the advantages of such a career?

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4i) What do you see as the disadvantages of such a career? ……………………………………………………………………………………………..

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5) How supportive of our farming industry do you think the British government is? (tick one)

Very Unhelpful

Slightly Destructive

Indifferent

6) How would you describe your parents current attitude toward their job? (tick one)

Very happy Unhappy

Happy Depressed

Tolerating it

7) If your desired long-term career is one of those referred to in Q1, what is your parents reaction? (tick one)

Very encouraging Slightly discouraging

Quite encouraging Very discouraging

Neutral

8) If your desired long-term career is one of those highlighted in Q1, what is your perception of pay/salaries in this field? (tick one)

Very high Low

High Insufficient to survive on

OK

9) How, if at all, has the recent crisis in farming affected your choice of career?

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10) For people still planning to go into further/higher education. Are you planning to study a subject related to one of those careers specified in Q1?

Yes/No

10i) If your answer is no, what are you planning to study – and why? …………………………………………………………………………………………….

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11) Would you consider doing one of the careers specified in Q1 as a part-time job?

Yes/No

11i) If the answer to Q11 is yes, what would you do this in conjunction with?

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12) Is one of your parents a farmer?

Yes/No

12i) If the answer to Q12 is yes, is the farm:

Owned Tenanted

Mixture of owned and tenanted

And is it:

Arable Stock

Mixture of arable and stock

13) Any other comments

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&#8226 Please remember that to enter, you have to be between 16 and 30 and have one or both parents currently working in agriculture, an ancillary industry or other rural or countryside-related careers. Please tick here to confirm that you meet these criteria

Well put all the replies togther – the first one drawn will win the sender £250, the second will get £150 andthe third £50 courtesy of Barclays Bank.

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Postcode …………………………….. Tel……………………………………………….

Please cut out this page and return it by Nov 23 to: Next Generation Survey, farmers weekly, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey. SM2 5AS.

Photocopied survey forms are acceptable.