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After selling a successful farming business in Surrey, Chris founded a management consultancy firm. The success of this venture funded his purchase of Nethergill Farm, but also gave him a unique perspective on the difficulties facing one of the most challenging branches of modern agriculture – hill farming.
North East Regional Director of the NFU Adam Bedford discusses the changes facing the farming community as we prepare to leave the EU, and how best to deal with the challenges that arise from Brexit and to capitalise on the opportunities in what is a dynamic farming and food industry that is so important to the Yorkshire economy.
Richard Longthorp gives his take on the key to success in the agricultural business, and how farmers can use the resources available to them to weather the Brexit storm.
Steven Crabtree is a third-generation farmer who has seen many changes over his years at Bolton Park Farm. From results-based innovations to embracing new technologies, see how Steven has mixed tradition with progress, to keep moving forward in uncertain times.
See how diversification has helped Jim Nightingale and his family transform a traditional arable farm into a thriving, modern business. Holiday cottages, log cabins, and pig farming have all played a part in changing Street Farm completely, while losing none of its original charm.
Change is nothing new to the farming industry. During lean times in the late nineties, Tom Mellor was forced to take stock of what was possible on his farm, and move things in a different direction. The result was Wold Top Brewery – one of the most successful independent brewers in Yorkshire.
Applications for the Future Farmer Foundation 2020, sponsored by Tesco, are now open. A FREE programme, shaped from the very start by asking young farmers what they need to build their careers, has been designed to develop young farmers future in a diverse farming and aquaculture industry. Applications close on 29th September 2019.