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Job profile: What’s it like to be a technical agronomist?

Digital data is changing agriculture, which means it’s changing the nature of jobs in agriculture. One of the country’s biggest farming companies, Beeswax Dyson Farming, has recently created the new…

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Job profile: What’s it like to be a food scientist?

The journey of food from farm to fork can be a complex one – even seemingly simple products need to be processed and packaged before they can appear on a…

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Job profile: What's it like to be a herdsman?

If you like the idea of working with animals in a role with plenty of responsibility, a job as a herdsperson could be perfect for you. They are responsible for…

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Job profile: What’s it like to run an agri-tech start-up?

UK farming is on the brink of a fourth agricultural revolution, with artificial intelligence, robotics and big data expected to transform the future of food production. As such, it will…

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Job profile: What’s it like to work in animal genetics?

Advances in genetics are key to efficient, profitable livestock production and feeding the world with healthy, tasty meat.   If you’ve got a gift for science or maths and fancy…

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Job profile: What's it like to run a farm shop?

Retail is exciting and fast-changing and, for people with a passion for quality, local food and strong interpersonal skills, it can be hugely satisfying. Emma Evans, 49, of Denstone Hall…

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Job profile: What’s it like to be a rural planning consultant?

More and more farmers and landowners need to deal with the planning system – whether it’s to expand their agricultural operations or diversify to generate new income streams. Often they…

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Job profile: What's it like to be a renewable energy expert?

Although government subsidies for renewables have fallen, many say the sector is facing a buoyant future. A rural practice surveying career can offer the chance to combine work in this…

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What skills are in demand for 21st-century agriculture?

Agriculture may be one of the oldest professions in the world, but there’s never been a time when it’s been more relevant to people from all walks of life than…

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Job profile: What’s it like to be an agricultural solicitor?

The law has always attracted bright, ambitious young people, but specialising in agriculture can make for a fascinating, fulfilling career. Thirty-one-year-old Charlotte Razay, a solicitor with Michelmores’ agriculture team, advises…

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Job profile: What’s it like to be a farm manager?

Farm managers are responsible for the day-to-day running of a farm on behalf of a landowner, while making sure that the business is both profitable and sustainable over the longer…

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Job profile: What’s it like to be an ag engineer?

If you have a talent for making and fixing farm kit, then a job as an agricultural engineer could be the perfect career for you. James Chapman, who founded his…