NFU Student & Young Farmer Ambassador Programme

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The NFU is proud to launch recruitment for the third year of the Student & Young Farmer Ambassador Programme. We’re looking for 8-12 enthusiastic students or young farmers across England and Wales to represent the NFU and experience the best of what it has to offer.

What the programme will entail:

This programme is a year-long series of events designed to give young people the opportunity to engage with the work of the NFU and to put their own stamp on the future of British farming. Find out more about what previous ambassadors have to say about the programme.

Why take part?

  • This is an opportunity to become an influential member of the UK's biggest farming membership organisation
  • Network with like-minded individuals from different localities and farming sectors
  • Experience new aspects of the agriculture industry, including engagement with the media, supply chain, other sectors and how politics can impact agriculture
  • Foster a culture of inclusivity and kindness in the farming community
  • It will be an amazing asset to add to your CV and a way to engage with NFU boards and forums
  • It’s an opportunity to promote yourself, your college or your business locally and nationally.

What's the application criteria?

  • Be an NFU Student & Young Farmer member (It's free! Sign up at www.nfuonline.com/student)
  • Aged between 18 and 26 
  • To be located in England or Wales
  • Have a vested interest in the future of farming and rural affairs
  • Available to attend all events with confirmed dates (see timetable below)
  • Those with an interest in speaking to the media and writing for NFU publications
  • Be committed to promoting the values of inclusivity and kindness in the industry.

NFU S&YFAP Inclusivity Pledge

We believe the more diversity within agriculture, the more innovative and sustainable the future of farming will be. In line with the NFU’s value of inclusivity, the Student & Young Farmer Ambassador Programme has always welcomed applicants from different cultures, backgrounds and perspectives.

We especially welcome applications from people who feel their community has, so far, been underrepresented in the agriculture industry or in the S&YFAP group, be that in relation to (but not limited to) their race, colour, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression.

What does it cost?

The NFU and its sponsors will ensure that the programme is free for participants. All food, overnight stays and reasonable travel expenses will be covered as long as participants attend all events. Additional opportunities may arise throughout the course of the programme which are optional and can be undertaken at the participant’s own expense.

When do applications open?

Applications for 2022 have now closed. Find out about the NFU Student & Young Farmer Ambassadors 20/21 here

Timetable*

January 2022: Two day induction programme (to be held at NFU HQ, subject to Covid-19 restrictions)

22-23 February 2022: Attend NFU Conference at the ICC in Birmingham, including attending political sessions, workshops, sector breakouts, formal dinner and an overnight stay.

Easter 2022: Help to guest-edit the NFU Student & Young Farmer takeover edition of Student Farmer magazine

Summer 2022**: Student Farmer magazine trip, with a focus on engaging with a more unusual aspect of the agricultural industry. Previous trips have included a tour of the Houses of Parliament, a visit to the European Parliament in Brussels and an overview of the British cut flower supply chain

September 2022**: Support NFU Back British Farming Day in lobbying government to see the value of British food and farming.

November 2022**: Represent the British agricultural industry at Lord Mayor’s Show in London, including an overnight stay the night before.

*Timetable is subject to change, and events may be removed, changed or dates changed.

** These dates will be confirmed at a later stage


Last edited: 05:30 on 05 September 2021

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