Last week we welcomed 20 new young ‘Farming Pioneers’ to our scheme which champions young farming talent. Covering topics like negotiation skills, business growth and succession planning, our scheme flies the flag for the industry’s new talent – encouraging students to think about the incredible variety that a career in agriculture can offer. By 2023, over 100 young farmers from our supply chain will have been on this course.
And to show what a difference placements with us can make for young farmers, Josh Dowbiggin, who’s been on an undergraduate placement with the Agri Team for the last year, scooped the Student Farmer of the Year award at the coveted Farmer’s Weekly Awards.
With our 100% British fresh meat commitment grabbing the headlines earlier this year, schemes like these from our Agri Team really show how our commitment to support British farmers goes further as we champion a better way of doing business.