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Five ways for young farmers to start farming: Travel

In a new online series to help young farmers, our series, Five Ways, explores the best opportunities out there for young farmers to get started in the industry. In the first article, we look at travel.

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Could travel be the way forward in terms of your career in farming?
Could travel be the way forward in terms of your career in farming?
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Five ways to get started in farming - we look at travelling first #StartingInFarming

They say travel is the best way to learn.

 

In a new series, Five Ways, we look at the best five ways to get in to the industry within different areas, the first one being travel.

 

In the coming weeks, we will provide you with help from the following aspects: Business, practical skills, education and funding.

 

Below are links to articles and funding that could give you with the chance to travel in order to progress within agriculture.

 

Good luck!


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1) EU-China Young Farmers


The scheme which is funded by the EU and China will open up the opportunity for two groups of ten young farmers.

 

2) The Louise Hartley Memorial Fund

 

The fund launched a new scholarship last year to help young people progress in farming. Some of those chosen used their funding to travel to further their education.

 

You could be considered for the 2018 applications.

 

3) Young Nuffield Award

 

This scholarship is given to those who are developing their career in agriculture.

 

4) NFYFC - Working scholarship New Zealand

 

This could provide you with the experience and the funding you are looking for.

The Rich Wigram NZ Farming Scholarship

 

The programme offers the chance to work and learn on a dairy farm in New Zealand and is not necessarily looking at academic students, rather those who are enthusiastic about the industry.

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