Search for new young farmer FW columnist – could it be you?

Do you have strong opinions and don’t mind sharing them? Got thoughts on how agriculture needs a shake-up to bring in fresh faces? Fancy yourself as an ambassador for the next generation of farmers?

If you’re nodding your head to these questions, work in farming and are aged under 30 then you could be Farmers Weekly‘s new young farmer columnist.

We’re on the lookout for a fresh face to become a voice for young farmers, joining our Young Farmer of the Year Jacob Anthony and following in the footsteps of previous writers such as 2017 Ag Student of the Year Josh Downbiggin and Farmers Apprentice finalist Ben Theaker.

See also: Why small-scale works for young farmers’ tenancy

If you’re bursting with bright ideas and steadfast points of view, apply to be Farmers Weekly‘s new young farmer columnist writing monthly opinion pieces on the issue that matter most to your peers.

To throw your hat in the ring, email community editor Oli Hill with a bit about you and a 300-word opinion column on a farming topic of your choice.

It must be well-written, focused on challenges or opportunities for young farmers and offer a strong opinion. Fence-sitters need not apply.

For inspiration and to get an idea of writing style, we recommend reading previous columns by the likes of Jacob Anthony, Josh Dowbiggin, Charlie Flindt and Matthew Naylor.