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Young people can have the chance to make their mark in the British farming industry with the launch of the NFU’s new Student & Young Farmer Ambassador Programme. The programmes is designed to give eight to 12-year-olds the opportunity to build their knowledge and become an influential part of the industry, all while receiving the core skills they need to promote themselves and British farming.
The ambassadors will be representing the NFU at various events over the course of a year, including the Lord Mayor’s Show, NFU Conference and a#StudentFarmer magazine trip.
NFU next generation forum chairman Simon Gadd commented: “The Ambassador Programme is a fantastic opportunity for young people, from both farming and non-farming backgrounds, to get stuck in to an industry that is both incredibly challenging and incredibly rewarding.
“With new technologies constantly changing the farming landscape and with Brexit on the horizon, it’s never been a more exciting time to think about the future of British farming.
“I urge all students and young farmers with a vested interest in farming and rural affairs to apply, and experience whole new aspects of the agricultural industry.”
Applications are open until the 1st July 2019. For more information head to the website.
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