The NFU and grain co-op Openfield are offering theopportunity to learn more about the cereal supply chain, to meet othersinvolved in the sector and to network.
The second bi-annual Cereals Development Programme is nowopen to applications from NFU arable members aged 25 to 35-years-old.
Mike Hambly, NFU combinable crops board chairman, said: Weare looking for young members who have an interest in expanding theirunderstanding of the work done by the NFU and the supply chains in which theywork. Its also a chance to identify and engage the potential leaders oftomorrow within the cereal production sector.
The programme was started last year and the first participantswere enthusiastic about their experience.
Joe Greenfield, 2012 participant, said: The advert wasinstantly appealing because of the amount of networking opportunities in termsof meeting key people. Its about learning and integrating with the industry and I think if you put a lot in you will get a lot out.
The programme involves committing to nine sessions overfive months, starting with an opening dinner with NFU officeholders, andincludes a two day trip to Belgium to visit the NFU in Brussels and to tour alocal farm. The programme culminates with a dinner with the Minister of Statefor Agriculture.
Applications will be accepted until midday on FridayAugust 15, and application forms can be found on the news page of the NFUwebsite www.nfuonline.com