Careers webinar: building resilience in agriculture

With agriculture on the cusp of huge change amid a shifting regulatory landscape, as well as coping with external influences such as climate change, coronavirus and Brexit, tomorrow's farmers will need radically different skills and mindsets in order to thrive.

To support agriculture's next generation, Farmers Guardian joined forces with The Louise Hartley Memorial Fund to host a virtual event on February 17th at 7.30pm - building resilience in agriculture. This is now available to watch on catch-up here.

Many of you will be familiar with the foundation which was set up by the family of Louise Hartley, a former FG livestock reporter who died aged just 24 in 2016 from a rare form of ovarian cancer. A hugely popular member of the farming community, the Hartley family has raised thousands of pounds in her memory and uses it to aid the development of young people in agriculture, including scholarships and a study tour to New Zealand in 2019.

This unwavering dedication for the next generation continues in 2021, with this free virtual event to allow as many young farmers to benefit and take part as possible.

Watch on catch up now from home, you'll also be able to read the live discussion and debate, live chat, see questions asked and see what experiences other people like you have had. We’re asking:

  • How can you develop your own career and leadership skills?
  • How can you practically develop your skills with training, mentoring and networking?
  • How can you build and enhance the commercial resilience of your business?
  • How can you improve your own personal resilience, physical and mental wellbeing?
  • How can the farming industry become more agile and prepared for the changes 2021 will bring?

Farmers Guardian editor Ben Briggs hosted this webinar with guests who shared their unique insight, learnings and perspective:

  • Claire Eastham, 2020 British Farming Awards winner - New Entrant: Against the Odds
  • Phil Halhead, Norbreck Genetics
  • Tom Pemberton, YouTube influencer
  • Stella Owen, NFU Cymru and She Who Dares Farms

Support for this webinar was also being provided by Lancaster and Morecambe Agricultural and Horticultural Society. Keen to support young people in agriculture, they threw their weight behind the webinar in lieu of its normal activities which have been cancelled due to Covid-19 and the pandemic.

Watch on catch up now!

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