Become a Farmers Weekly ‘young farmer’ columnist

Farmers Weekly is on the hunt for young people to join its stable of columnists.

Whether you’re a student, in business on your own, working on the family farm or employed in one of the ancillary professions, if you’re 30 or under, have opinions and can write in a way that informs and inspires, then you could be precisely who we are looking for.

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We want to hear from people who can potentially write a regular article for Farmlife, showcasing what life’s like for the younger generation in our industry.

This means giving readers a regular glimpse into your successes and challenges in a fluently written and entertaining way.

We’re running a writing competition to help us select our new columnists – so if you want to be in with a shot, all you’ve got to do is write a 500-word piece titled “2021”.

You can interpret this in any way you’d like, but we’re looking for pieces that we could potentially publish in FW and for people who could become ambassadors for the next generation, providing candid accounts of what it’s like to be a student or in the early years of your career.

In addition to the 500 words, please also send us a little bit of information about yourself, and why you think you’d make a great columnist, as well as the types of topic you’d potentially like to cover.

Email your entries to by the end of Friday 20 November 2020.

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