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10 January 2017

An online workshop offering advice on succession planning for a farming business has been launched on NFYFC’s YouTube channel.

The six videos involve professional advice from succession expert Sian Bushell who is in conversation with NFYFC’s AGRI Steering Group Chairman Sam Dilcock.

Sian offers advice on how young farmers can broach the subject of succession in their family, as well as advice on forward planning, professional fees and where to find further advice.

Sam, who interviewed Sian for the videos at a Council meeting last year, said: “Succession is still a major issue for many young farmers involved in a family business. It can be a very sensitive topic but Sian helps to explain how to tackle the subject with a business-head. I learnt a lot from the conversation so I hope other members find the videos useful too.”

The videos are available to watch and share from NFYFC’s YouTube channel so please share them online. You can also watch the full series below.

09 January 2017

Leaders from the four devolved nations of young farmers’ associations joined forces last week at the 2017 Oxford Farming Conference to discuss the impact of Brexit.

Representatives from the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs, The Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Clubs, The Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster, and Cymru Wales Young Farmers’ Clubs will produce a policy document outlining the shared priorities for rural young people across the United Kingdom.

The future policy needs of each organisation’s members will be collected and collated, with a final report due to be published on the first anniversary of the Brexit vote.

Commenting on the group’s formation, Chairman of the group Edward Ford said: “Now more than ever, the United Kingdom’s rural youth must pull together to have their voices heard loud and clear. We want to send a strong message to our elected officials that the next generation are clear in what they need to have strong and competitive businesses as we move further into Brexit.”


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