Our fourth intake are now well underway with their Future Farmer Foundation year. This means two hundred young farmers from around the UK & Ireland will have attended the programme to develop their future in our amazingly diverse farming and aquaculture industry. The programme has been shaped from the very start by asking young farmers what they need to build their careers. They told us they wanted to build their business skills, to learn more about today's fast moving supply chains and to find out from industry experts what they need to know to be successful. The programme meets these needs and delivers a whole lot more.
Anyone who has been on the programme will tell you this. First of all you'll get to know a group of like minded young farmers who face many of the same challenges as you. But, you also get to find out from them what works, where they see future opportunities and how they manage key challenges, like succession and obtaining land. You also meet and learn from top industry professionals across banking, law, consultancy, accountancy as well as senior executives in food businesses.
We know this might seem to be too good to be true, but it is. The programme is sponsored by Tesco to help to develop a thriving and dynamic farming industry and to meet one of its key aims of helping young people.
A remarkably diverse range of activities are organised to develop personal skills and industry knowledge. Over twelve months, your diary will be packed with events, all designed to broaden your horizons and help shape your future.
Five key elements make up the programme
Nick Grayson, a Future Farmer in 2014-15, explains what the Foundation has meant to him
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