New NFU president named

Former NFU vice president Tom Bradshaw has been elected as the new president of the union, representing more than 46,000 farmers and growers across England and Wales.

Young Farmer celebrations: Calling all past members

The Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers is celebrating its 50th anniversary and is urging all past members, officeholders and friends to get in touch and join in the celebrations.

AgriScot Business Skills Competition offers £1000 cash prize

The AgriScot Business Skills Competition, sponsored by NFU Mutual and supported by Scotland’s Rural College, looks to support aspiring young professionals by encouraging them to think about the skills required to manage an agricultural business, whilst also connecting them with mentors and networks, to help with their personal and professional development. 

Sugar Industry Programme: UK sugar industry opens its doors

The sugar industry are ready to accept applicants for the latest Sugar Industry Programme taking place through the sugar beet campaign. The course is for those who grow sugar beet and would be interested to learn what happens on the inside of the sugar industry.

John Deere supporting technicians of the future through apprenticeship programme

John Deere will be holding an open day at its Apprentice Training Centre this May in a bid to recruit the next generation of technicians to work across its agriculture, turf and parts business.

Vet students celebrated through new Farm Vet of the Future Award

The Royal Bath & West Society have introduced a Farm Vet of the Future Award, which seeks to recognise and celebrate the next generation of farm vets.

UK university named top in the world for agriculture and forestry employer reputation

Harper Adams University has been named as the best in the world for agriculture and forestry employer reputation for a second successive year. It has also risen to become a top 200 global university in its field.

Arla is urging Gen Z to consider a career in farming to help meet UK climate targets

With recent news suggesting that the UK is “falling behind” on its national carbon emission targets, the UK’s biggest dairy company Arla is calling on more young Brits to enter farming in the next decade to help the industry meet its carbon targets.

From potato packing to R&D innovation: A career journey

From hand-packing produce on the Branston factory production line to being promoted to general manager at HarvestEye, Charlie Flack’s 21 years of experience in food production spans a variety of positions. Here, he discusses how his role progressed from the factory floor to head office, his proudest achievements in the industry and where he sees the next key focuses for harvest technology.

Celebrating a lifetime of machinery

Respected Farmers Guide contributor, Mike Williams, is hanging up his Power on the Land hat after many years. Here, Mike reflects on his decades spent as a machinery journalist.

Nearly 90% of farms and estates report “extremely limited” staff availability, survey shows

With annual inflation now in double figures, salaries are being driven by not only a shortage of good staff, but also the cost -of-living crisis, according to Knight Frank’s biennial Estate Staff Salaries Survey.

School wins National Competition in Food, Farming & Natural Environment

A team of students from Pipers Corner School in High Wycombe have been crowned winners of LEAF Education’s National Competition in Food, Farming and Natural Environment 2022.  This year’s finalists’ weekend, run by LEAF Education, in partnership with Bayer and Coleg Cambria, was held at Coleg Cambria in Llysfasi, North Wales, over the weekend of 21-23 October.

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