AgriScot Business Skills Competition offers £1000 cash prize
17th September 2023
The AgriScot Business Skills Competition, sponsored by NFU Mutual and supported by Scotland’s Rural College, looks to support aspiring young professionals by encouraging them to think about the skills required to manage an agricultural business, whilst also connecting them with mentors and networks, to help with their personal and professional development.
Sugar Industry Programme: UK sugar industry opens its doors
5th September 2023
The sugar industry are ready to accept applicants for the latest Sugar Industry Programme taking place through the sugar beet campaign. The course is for those who grow sugar beet and would be interested to learn what happens on the inside of the sugar industry.
John Deere supporting technicians of the future through apprenticeship programme
23rd April 2023
John Deere will be holding an open day at its Apprentice Training Centre this May in a bid to recruit the next generation of technicians to work across its agriculture, turf and parts business.
Vet students celebrated through new Farm Vet of the Future Award
3rd April 2023
The Royal Bath & West Society have introduced a Farm Vet of the Future Award, which seeks to recognise and celebrate the next generation of farm vets.
UK university named top in the world for agriculture and forestry employer reputation
28th March 2023
Harper Adams University has been named as the best in the world for agriculture and forestry employer reputation for a second successive year. It has also risen to become a top 200 global university in its field.
Arla is urging Gen Z to consider a career in farming to help meet UK climate targets
6th March 2023
With recent news suggesting that the UK is “falling behind” on its national carbon emission targets, the UK’s biggest dairy company Arla is calling on more young Brits to enter farming in the next decade to help the industry meet its carbon targets.
From potato packing to R&D innovation: A career journey
5th January 2023
From hand-packing produce on the Branston factory production line to being promoted to general manager at HarvestEye, Charlie Flack’s 21 years of experience in food production spans a variety of positions. Here, he discusses how his role progressed from the factory floor to head office, his proudest achievements in the industry and where he sees the next key focuses for harvest technology.
Celebrating a lifetime of machinery
26th December 2022
Respected Farmers Guide contributor, Mike Williams, is hanging up his Power on the Land hat after many years. Here, Mike reflects on his decades spent as a machinery journalist.
Nearly 90% of farms and estates report “extremely limited” staff availability, survey shows
6th December 2022
With annual inflation now in double figures, salaries are being driven by not only a shortage of good staff, but also the cost -of-living crisis, according to Knight Frank’s biennial Estate Staff Salaries Survey.
School wins National Competition in Food, Farming & Natural Environment
1st December 2022
A team of students from Pipers Corner School in High Wycombe have been crowned winners of LEAF Education’s National Competition in Food, Farming and Natural Environment 2022. This year’s finalists’ weekend, run by LEAF Education, in partnership with Bayer and Coleg Cambria, was held at Coleg Cambria in Llysfasi, North Wales, over the weekend of 21-23 October.
Apprentice agricultural engineers collect awards at Midlands Machinery Show
24th November 2022
Twelve young agricultural engineer apprentices received cash awards at the Midlands Machinery Show in recognition of their talent and dedication. Each received a £500 award, paid in £250 instalments over a two-year period, with most looking to spend the money on tools.
John Deere announces online careers event for military service leavers
3rd August 2022
John Deere is calling on former and soon-to-be ex-servicemen and women to consider joining its dealership network as qualified technicians.