02 January 2013
Russ Carrington, Katherine Sealy, Matt Sharp, Chris Bateman and Victoria Hicks are all active members of YFC and work within agriculture. They will lead a panel discussion and question and answer session, covering topics such as the barriers for new entrants into the farming industry and the role of social media in today’s agriculture.
Also under discussion will be the role YFC plays in developing a future agricultural workforce, particularly relevant after DEFRA today launched the Future of Farming campaign to equip and encourage the farmers of tomorrow. Ahead of speaking at tomorrow’s conference, Farming Minister David Heath said;
“With rising world population, Britain has a massive opportunity to grow and export more food, and to do so sustainably. So we need to encourage new blood into the industry.
“I’m not just talking about giving people more access to land or getting them on production lines but allowing youngsters to really embrace new ideas and technology for rewarding, well-paid careers.”
If you would like to attend the YFC panel discussions, you can book your tickets for the Oxford Real Farming Conference at http://www.oxfordrealfarmingconference.org/booking.html.
[Picture: YFC member Russ Carrington will be chairing the panel discussions.]
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