16 February 1998
NFU launches horticulture recruitment initiative
THE National Farmers Union (NFU) will launch a recruitment drive
horticulture trade exhibition HortEx, which begins tomorrow in
It will target careers advisers and teachers in a bid to encourage
people to consider a career in the £2 billion industry, which the union
suffering a serious skills shortage.
The problem extends from graduate-level recruitment to finding
seasonal workers to harvest crops. The NFU believes horticulture has
an image problem.
- Financial Times 16/02/98 page 8