Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society launches youth agribusiness course

A business and leadership course has been designed by the Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society to train young people for a bright future in the beef industry.

The four-day “Future Leaders” course starts this autumn and is 70% funded by the Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society.

The course will feature the following subject areas:

  • Leadership and management – Andy Johnson, From the Front Consultancy
  • Human resource management – Heather Wildman, Saviour Associates
  • Business strategy – Matthew Duckworth, Nat West
  • Innovation and supply chain – Sandra Callwood, Promar Consultancy
  • Marketing and social media – Catherine Broomfield, Broomfield Solutions, and Peter Greig, Pipers Farm, BBC Food producer of the year 2011
  • After dinner speaker – Alisdair Houston, Gretna Green
  • After dinner speaker – Farmer Tom, Thomas Martin

Aimed at 20-30-year-olds, the course will take place in Lancashire on 9-10 October and the 13-14 November. Attendees are required to pay £300, which includes all accommodation and meals.

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Barrie Turner, society chief executive, said: “We have always been passionate about investing in the future of the beef industry and we believe that harnessing the passion and experience of the young people in agriculture is key to this.

“We have been running our youth development programme since the early 2000s and have seen more than 5,000 young people benefit.”