Fertile Minds Conference helps you to further your career in farming with the focus on business planning and farm diversification 


Farmers Weekly is providing a conference for business-driven young UK farmers and individuals wanting to start their careers in agriculture.

The conference will be hosted by a group of speakers experienced in different areas of managing and developing successful businesses in the UK.

You will have the opportunity to meet your peers, share stories, question experts and attend the Ag Careers Live exhibition all in one place.

The conference is for anyone aged 18-35 who have a passion in agriculture and an interest in business.

Register now or nominate a friend.

Fertile Minds Conference Speakers


We have inspirational, pioneering speakers, who between them have literally thousands of hours of practical experience in the farming areas, delivering innovative, and exciting information relevant to everyone in the agriculture industry.

Hugh Oshea

Hugh is a talented voice and accent coach having gained an MA in Voice Studies at the Central School of Speech and Drama. He has a wide repertoire working as a dialect coach in the theatre and training business clients in presentation, impact & influencing techniques. Hugh’s original background was in the theatre where he worked as actor in many successful productions at the National and Shakespeare’s Globe. He holds a NLP Practitioner Qualification and is the personal voice coach to the comedian, Rory Bremner.



Fertile Minds Conference Agenda


09:30 – Welcome and why Fertile Minds?

09:45 – Communicating with influence

Delve into the fascinating world of behaviours. This is NOT another personality profile or another set of boxes to put people in. We have prepared a session, delivered by experts, to introduce you to this simple and effective tool for understanding and working with different behaviours so that you are more aware of:

  • the messages you are receiving or giving out with your body
  • the thinking that is driving behaviour
  • how to avoid or deal with conflict more efficiently
  • how to handle ‘tricky people’ more effectively
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11:00Refreshment break

11:15 Diversification case study – example of young diversified farmer to talk on motivation, pitfalls to avoid and lessons learnt (with Q&A)

11:55 – Writing the best business plan to make your idea a reality – step-by-step guide

12:45 – Lunch and close (attendees invited to join Ag Careers Live)

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