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AGRI Forum 2017

Making our Mark!

Every year at Annual Convention, NFYFC hosts its AGRI Forum focused on issues affecting young farmers and the future of farming. Sponsored by Kuhn Farm Machinery, this was an exclusive opportunity for our members to hear from leading industry figures as well as share their own views.

When: Saturday 22 April 2017
Time: 11.30 am. Second discussion group was held at 1pm.
Where: Forum (Forum pit area)

We also hosted a Brexit discussion group with NFU Vice President Guy Smith where we discussed the hopes of attendees for a future British agricultural policy.

Making our Mark!

The big guns came to Torquay and shared some savvy marketing advice and listened to your wish list for a post-Brexit future. What became clear from this year's AGRI Forum was that whether you’re a foodie, a farmer, a student or a start-up, knowing how to market yourself, your business or your ideas has to be top of your must-do list! e.


We were very privileged to be joined by four industry leading figures at this year's AGRI Forum. Take a look below and see see why their advice was so invaluable.


To read more about the AGRI Forum take a look at our news pages at:

AGRI Forum 

Brexit Discussion 


Home-grown former Lancashire YFC member Simon Haley is no stranger to putting himself about. Founder of the @FarmersOfTheUK and @FarmsOfTheWorld twitter accounts with 30,000 followers, and co-founder of the @AgriChatUK twitter account with 22,000 followers, this business consultant took advantage of social media in its ascendance and made himself a rural household name and social media consultant.

Alexia Robinson had a dream - a promoting British food dream – and we’re all there with her celebrating the annual British Food Fortnight. Her campaign is now established as the biggest national celebration of British food and an important influencer engaging the retail, catering, education and volunteer sectors and establishing a more robust market for Britain's food.
If you’ve ever read the Farmers Weekly, you’ll know Jane King, former editor and editorial director of the much-loved trade magazine and current chief executive of AHDB. During her time at Farmers Weekly, Jane oversaw a complete repositioning of the title, revitalising its products, developing new services and overseeing organisational change. Her communication skills and experience of both repositioning and leading a well-known agricultural service brand through a period of change has stood her in good stead for her current role at AHDB.
Young Farmers have raised the bar with their expectation from a future British agricultural policy and they know this is a time like no other for the next generation.  They’ve done the survey, spoken with Defra and now NFU Vice President Guy Smith is joining us to explore considerations for a future British agricultural policy.  Riding high on last year’s successful second discussion group debut, join us for more of the same and get your voice heard.



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