Visit the UK’s leading indoor agricultural event, with eleven packed halls of the very latest in agricultural machinery and equipment. Now at the NEC, Birmingham this is free to attend and free to park.
Recruiting new blood into the industry is one of our biggest challenges, but a growing awareness of ensuring the workforce continues its development is also paramount. Farmers Guardian looks at why it can help with career success.
Verity Hyland, 26, is chairwoman of Calderdale YFC and works as an event manager. She also helps co-manage a beef and sheep farm in the hills of West Yorkshire with her parents, where her Zwartbles flock has just finished lambing.
Rachel Cooper, 19, farms an 80-hectare coastal beef and sheep farm working alongside her mum, dad and brother. She is currently studying an agricultural degree at Harper Adams University and has ambitions of securing her own tenancy in the future.
Harry Goring, 19, is studying a foundation degree in agriculture and farm management at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, where he joined from the Easton and Otley College, East Anglia.
Ewan Lambie, 23, works at home on the family beef and sheep farm just outside of Auchterarder. He is also a member of Strathearn Young Farmers and is keen to promote the quality of British produce to consumers.
Beth Sugden is in her fourth year at Liverpool University, studying Veterinary Science. Here she tells Farmers Guardian why she chose the course, and gives us her top tips for others considering this as a career.