Report Synopsis

What role should Young Farmer groups play in shaping the future of British Agriculture?

Currently researching for Scholarship

As we face a period of change and uncertainty within agriculture, we need to examine how as an organisation with farming background we can we help prepare the future agricultural workforce. If there still a place for SAYFC (& other YF organisations) to be involved or should we focus on rural issues and non-farming membership?  I want to find out what opportunities there are to young people in agriculture via organisations such as SAYFC in various different countries, the levels of support and the success stories. Looking at examples of collaboration between different groups and their motivations.  Gain a better understanding of the perceptions of young farmer groups by other industry organisations and bodies.

What role do others feel we should be filling? What are the barriers we face?

The topic has two sides, what personal development opportunities are available and how can they ensure their voice is being heard

I am grateful to The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland for sponsoring my scholarship.