Routes into Farming
Chaired by Milly Fyfe
Covid-19, the phasing out of the basic payment and Brexit will result in a massive restructure of the industry, opening up new challenges but also new opportunities for forward-thinking farmers.
• Jeremy Moody, CAAV examines the issues, including housing and tenancy reforms, and where Government needs to provide direction and support
• Delyth Jones, Venture explores the opportunity that share farming and other options can provide young entrants. According to the CLA, if a quarter of farmers in England aged over 65 entered into a share farming agreement it would open up 8,000 new entrants.
• Dan Frost talks about his journey, as an engineer and teacher's son with no family farming background, to securing a 90-acre arable tenancy in Peterborough County Council.
• Matt Redman started a contracting business five years ago, which not only enabled him to build a high-tech machinery fleet and take on a 1,000-acre arable tenancy at Landbeach, Cambs.