National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

07 December 2009

Don’t miss the chance to give your feedback on the proposed new AgriSkills Strategy, which is being devised to ensure the right skills are available for a sustainable agricultural sector and attract new entrants into farming and horticulture.

Lantra wants to hear your views on the draft strategy, which was presented to Defra secretary Hilary Benn at a meeting with farming leaders in London on 24 November.

The new strategy has been developed by the AgriSkills Forum, an industry group which includes the NFU, Lantra Sector Skills Council for the Environmental and Land-based Industries, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, Landex and the NFYFC.

It is hoped the strategy will result in farming being recognised for its professionalism and valued as an attractive career to help attract the 60,000 new entrants estimated to be needed by the industry over the next decade.

Following the meeting with Mr Benn, the draft AgriSkills Strategy is now available for consultation and it is anticipated that the final strategy will be launched with the support of Hilary Benn in March 2010.

To comment on the strategy or get involved in any of the proposed actions, contact Lantra Connect on 0845 707 8007 or email connect@lantra.co.uk


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