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19 July 2012 07:14:32|News

Paice unveils drive to attract talent to agriculture


A drive to attract more talent into agriculture has been unveiled by farming minister Jim Paice.
Fewer young people are going into agriculture, while other related industries such as manufacturing are struggling to fill high-skilled posts in engineering and science.
"The future of farming is important - and it needs to be addressed right across the sector. As the Green Food Project has demonstrated, this industry offers an exciting and important career if we are to continue to feed ourselves sustainably" said Paice.
“A career in farming isn’t only an option to people who come from farming families. British farming is highly skilled and if it is to maintain its high standards, we need to ensure that everyone who wants to go into the industry has the right skills, knowledge, and support to take on this challenge.”
The Future of Farming Group will look at how to remove barriers currently preventing more young people from making careers in farming.
It will be chaired by David Fursdon, current chair of the South West Rural and Farming network and former President of the Country, Land and Business Association.
“The challenge of producing more food in this country in a sustainable, profitable and affordable way is huge. The farming industry will need all its skill and expertise to do so" said Fursdon.
“Undoubtedly this will mean attracting new blood into agriculture as skilled workers, managers, tenants and owners, and adopting the best methods and business structures. This group will build on the excellent work which is already being carried out within the farming industry and also stimulate some news ideas as well.”
The recently-published Green Food Project identified that if the UK is to have a successful, innovative and ambitious farming sector going forward, it needs to ensure that there are suitable numbers of people of the right calibre entering the food industry.
This includes entrants from disciplines such as science, research, technology, advisory services and business management.

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