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YOUNG FARMERS

Tom Chanter: A way to control beef price and make Greta smile

Maize harvest has kicked off for us. It’s a relief to be getting crop in the clamp and, on the whole, it has been a good year for maize... until…

YOUNG FARMERS

Yorkshire young farmer in bid for Miss Great Britain crown

A young farmer from East Yorkshire is in the running to be named Miss Great Britain 2020. Sammy Lambert, a 29-year-old arable farmer from Bridlington, has reached the final stage…

YOUNG FARMERS

Tragedy sparks YFC's monumental fundraising efforts

Throughout National Young Farmers’ Week (30 September-4 October), we're featuring inspirational Young Farmers’ Club (YFC) members who have seen huge benefits from being part of the movement. Today, we're focusing…

YOUNG FARMERS

Young farmer's confidence to run arts venture thanks to YFC

As part of National Young Farmers Week this week (30 September – 4 October), we're featuring inspirational YFC members who have benefited from being part of the movement. Today, we…

YOUNG FARMERS

Somerset YFC member inspires tree-planting to save the Earth

Throughout National Young Farmers Week (30 September-4 October), we are featuring inspirational YFC members who have benefited greatly from being part of the movement. Today, we're focusing on one Somerset…

YOUNG FARMERS

Jacob Anthony: Is this the end of the British suckler herd?

When it comes to deciding the most iconic British dish, we really are spoiled for choice. How about a full English fry-up? Or fish and chips? To me, both of…

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Young Farmers to vote on NFYFC’s 50% levy increase plan

Young Farmers will have their say on a proposal to increase their membership levy by 50% at the national federation's AGM this weekend. The controversial motion, which amounts to members paying…

YOUNG FARMERS

"Party's over" – YFC members react to Convention being axed

Young farmers have reacted with anger and sadness at the decision to axe the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) Annual Convention for good. After 50 brilliant years, the…

YOUNG FARMERS

7 things not to miss at the 2018 NFYFC Annual Convention

There are only a few days left until thousands of Young Farmers rock up in Blackpool for the 2018 Annual Convention – three days of celebrating everything that makes YFC…

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CAREERS AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

How to find help to fund agricultural career development

Agriculture may be the fastest growing subject at UK universities, but studying is expensive, with most universities charging tuition fees of £9,000/year – and then there are living expenses to…

YOUNG FARMERS

Why young farmers should consider getting into poultry

For young people dreaming of running their own farm business, getting into poultry could be an ideal way to build up cash and experience if land and money are proving…

NEWS

Opinion: Apprenticeships can help bridge the skills gap

Over the past few weeks I’ve been riding a roller-coaster of information relating to apprenticeships and the new T Levels. I feel honoured to be part of the vital process…

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From getting your first job in agriculture to maintaining your work skills and developing your career, we provide advice and insights.
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Top tips for young farmer business success

Who better to pick up tips about farming than other young people who have “made it” in the industry? Packed into Europe’s largest underground building last week were more than…

CAREERS AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

How to find help to fund agricultural career development

Agriculture may be the fastest growing subject at UK universities, but studying is expensive, with most universities charging tuition fees of £9,000/year – and then there are living expenses to…

CAREERS AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

A beginner's guide to careers in agriculture and farming

Some people find the idea of a career in agriculture hilarious. They think it is all mud, wellies and sticking your arm up the business end of a cow. But…

FARMLIFE

8 secrets to progressing up the ag careers ladder

Getting your first job in the agricultural sector is a real milestone, but what does it take to get the next one and the one after that? If you’ve got…

BUSINESS

Podcast: Fertile Minds on finding and managing finance

New entrants to farming who turn to the bank of mum and dad for funding should always agree the terms in writing. This was the advice from John Hartwright of…

CAREERS AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Tips for agriculture students on securing financial help

So you’ve decided what you are going to study and where – next comes the question of how you are going to pay for it. While students can get loans…

FERTILE MINDS

Podcast: Fertile Minds on retailers and business plans

The first of our Fertile Minds regional roadshows took place on 17 November at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The initiative, by Farmers Weekly in association with NFU Mutual, is…

BUSINESS

Business Clinic: Share farming v contract farming

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Georgina Sweeting of Savills advises on the pros and cons of…

BUSINESS

Podcast: Fertile Minds on planning your diversification

Farmers should look beyond sources of agricultural funding when seeking finance for diversification, the fourth Fertile Minds Roadshow in York heard last week. Young farmers at the roadshow, heard from…

TENANCIES AND RENTS

How to become a county council farm tenant

County council farms provide a great opportunity for people looking to reach the first rung in the farming ladder and many holdings are designed specifically with new entrants in mind.…

MACHINERY

Top tips for starting a new farm contracting business

Starting out in contracting can be daunting and financially terrifying but it can equally create a lifestyle driven by a true love of the outdoors and machinery. Farmers Weekly speaks…

FARMLIFE

What's next? Options for farmers' children leaving school

A new year brings new beginnings - and for school leavers, this means considering what will happen after exams are finally over. What’s the best choice - home to the…

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FARMLIFE FRAMED

Farmlife Framed: Farm pups, little farmers and wedding bales

We’re incredibly lucky to be sent loads of photos by our enthusiastic readers, who are always keen to share snapshots of their farming lives with us. From the scenic and…

HARVEST

Harvest 2019: 6 super snapshots from our photo competition

There's just over a week left to submit your entries into Farmers Weekly's annual harvest photo competition and be in with a chance of seeing your image on the magazine front cover.…

FARMLIFE FRAMED

7 photos of cows being the coolest farm animals

Cows are arguably the coolest animals on the farm. From the way they casually chew their cud, to that doe-eyed look of love they give you in the parlour every…

YOUNG FARMERS

Video: A day's lambing with FW's Young Farmer of the Year

Lambing 2019 has been a relatively straightforward affair for Farmers Weekly's reigning Young Farmer of the Year, Jacob Anthony – a welcome relief after tough and bitterly cold season last year. The…