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Young Farmers

Supporting the next generation

2018 sees the launch of our Young Meadow Foods Farmers programme to give young people key business skills and dairy industry knowledge.

Thursday 4th October will see the start of our Young Farmers programme to help give young people key business skills and dairy industry knowledge – and ensure we stay abreast of their ideas and thoughts as to how the Dairy industry is developing.

The programme is targeted at Young Farmers aged between 20 and 35.  That said, we firmly agree that “age is just a mindset” so if you find yourself elder or younger than this and feel you would benefit from the programme, feel free to fill out the application form too!.

We will cover all expenses (hotels, travel etc) so that is all taken care of.  In order to apply, you will simply need to commit to attending three training days per year, for two years.  So, six days in total.  The first of these will be on Thursday 4th October, 2018 – with the next two to follow in January and April 2019.  Exact dates will be shared with all successful candidates on the 4th October.

Our plan is to tailor our programme to Young Farmer’s needs.   From the feedback we have already had, this will initially focus on Milk Markets and Milk Pricing (AMPE etc);  Contract Management;  Cost Management;  and Sustainability.  We will tailor the programme as we get more feedback – including from the questions in the application form below.  The training will then be delivered via a number of Meadow Foods team members, customer site visits and factory visits.  As well as from external industry experts.

Beyond this, for all successful participants, we will also sponsor them to attend an on-the-job business or agricultural course of their choosing, should they wish.  This is entirely voluntary – and details will be again given on 4th October.

Deadline:  The deadline for entries is July 31st, so do please fill out the form below ASAP or give us a call on 01244 680071 with any questions.


Applications are now closed

Thank you to all who applied, successful applicants will be informed very soon!