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YOUNG FARMERS

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.…

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10 pieces of advice for young people starting in agriculture

Experienced entrepreneurs had plenty of advice for the next generation at the NFYFC Annual Convention (4-6 May), offering insights into farming’s challenges – and how to overcome them.  We asked…

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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…

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4 young farmers on setting up successful joint dairy ventures

Young farmers are successfully using joint ventures in the dairy sector as a way of developing their careers while increasing their net worth. Tony Evans, partner with consultant The Andersons…

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YOUNG FARMERS

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.…

YOUNG FARMERS

How and why ag students should start their own business

With fresh thinking and bags of energy to back them up, young people can make amazing entrepreneurs. Taking on the extra work of starting up a new business may seem…

YOUNG FARMERS

5 minutes with Dorset young farmer Tom Shepard

Welcome to “5 minutes with” where we get to know one of Britain’s brightest and best young farmers. These brilliant young people are the future of the agriculture industry and…

YOUNG FARMERS

Why you should consider a land-based apprenticeship

The opportunity to earn while you learn will be an appealing prospect for many young people. So what’s involved in a land-based apprenticeship and could one be right for you?…

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Case studies

YOUNG FARMERS

How and why ag students should start their own business

With fresh thinking and bags of energy to back them up, young people can make amazing entrepreneurs. Taking on the extra work of starting up a new business may seem…

YOUNG FARMERS

Young entrepreneur uses AD energy to power tomato business

The entrepreneurial daughter of an Aberdeenshire contractor is harnessing green energy produced on the family farm to power her fledgling tomato and chilli-producing business. Ellie Sinclair, 23, cultivated a passion…

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What's it like to be a Young Farmers’ Club field worker?

If you are organised, good at problem solving and great with people, the role of field officer working for a Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs could be for you. It’s…

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Young agricultural engineer calls time on gender stereotypes

Welding up a grain trailer, no problem. Repairing telehandler hydraulic hoses, piece of cake. Rewiring a tractor’s clutch safety sensor, sorted. These jobs are typical of the skilled work that…

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Community

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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…

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Opinion: Employers want guts and graft over grades

A few months ago, I wrote an article detailing my thoughts on the importance of one’s degree when seeking employment. In the months following the article, numerous people have asked…

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Duo to drive 15,000 miles in aid of farming mental health

A pair of petrol-head ag students are preparing to drive from London to Mongolia to raise a heap of cash for a charity helping farmers struggling with mental health issues.…

YOUNG FARMERS

5 minutes with Dorset young farmer Tom Shepard

Welcome to “5 minutes with” where we get to know one of Britain’s brightest and best young farmers. These brilliant young people are the future of the agriculture industry and…

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Insights

YOUNG FARMERS

Video: How Next Generation network is helping young farmers

The next generation of farmers are young, passionate, experimental and brave – but most importantly, they are succeeding. The Exmoor Hill Farming Network is one organisation that has prioritised supporting…

YOUNG FARMERS

What's new in the world of land-based college courses?

Educational opportunities in the land-based sector are constantly developing, to reflect the changing needs of employers and the rapid growth of technology. Farmers Weekly highlights some of the newer courses…

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The A to Z of careers in agriculture

Looking to get into agriculture, but not sure where to start? Our careers A to Z is here to give you a flavour of what a varied and dynamic sector…

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Fertile Minds 2016: Insights and innovation

Great insights and inspiration abounded when young farmers gathered in Cumbria for the Fertile Minds conference, run by Farmers Weekly in association with NFU Mutual. The delegates heard from  a…

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News

YOUNG FARMERS

Duo to drive 15,000 miles in aid of farming mental health

A pair of petrol-head ag students are preparing to drive from London to Mongolia to raise a heap of cash for a charity helping farmers struggling with mental health issues.…

YOUNG FARMERS

Invest in broadband and transport, say rural youth

Nearly 40% of young people living in the countryside plan to move to urban centres, according to interim results from the Rural Youth Project (RYP) survey. In addition, 92% say…

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Young farmers shout about what makes NFYFC special

Young farmers are coming together to share how being a member of the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs (NFYFC) has benefited themselves and others. In the wake of antisocial…

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Meet the 2018 Farmers Apprentice finalists

The Farmers Apprentice is a unique opportunity for young people aged 18-25 who have their hearts set on a career in agriculture. With the applications for this year’s competition read…

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Opinion

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Opinion: How relevant is my ag degree when job seeking?

As students up and down the country are coming to the end of their degree courses, the pressure of a new question now looms over them – what next? For…

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Video

YOUNG FARMERS

Video: How Next Generation network is helping young farmers

The next generation of farmers are young, passionate, experimental and brave – but most importantly, they are succeeding. The Exmoor Hill Farming Network is one organisation that has prioritised supporting…