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24 Hours in Farming

Thursday 9th August 2018






Get involved with this brilliant online event to give the public an insight into your daily working life and show what it takes to produce food for the nation. Share your story with photos and videos using #farm24 and tag ‘Future Farmers of Yorkshire’ on Facebook @FutureFarmerYorkshire and Twitter @FutureFarmerYAS

Oxford Farming Conference - A World of Opportunity

2nd – 4th January 2019

Every year we sponsor a number of individuals to attend the Oxford Farming Conference on the Scholars’ Programme. The 2019 Conference is titled ‘World of Opportunity’ and will take place from 2nd to 4th January 2019 at Oxford University. This is an excellent opportunity for young people in the agricultural industry who would like to be inspired, make connections and leave feeling more equipped to progress in their career. Click here to find out more on the Future Farmers of Yorkshire blog

Applications are now open, please send your CV and covering letter to The desired age of candidates for the Scholar’s programme is 22 to 30 years. Applications close 30th September 2018.

The National Apprenticeship Show

20th & Friday 21st September 2018

The National Apprenticeship Show will take place on Thursday 20th & Friday 21st September 2018 at The Great Yorkshire Showground. We are hosting an area within the show for land-based organisations who are seeking apprentices and would like to promote themselves to the next generation. If you are interested in exhibiting at this event please contact Kate Kirby.

Farm & Rural Crime

The Rural Affairs Strategy and The Wildlife Crime Policing Strategy


The National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) organised a Rural Affairs Summit on 25th July at Pavilions of Harrogate, bringing together police and partners from across the UK. There was a common thread running through the day which demonstrated recognition and understanding of the impact of rural crime on family farms and rural business owners. Hare coursing and poaching are bad enough but they can lead to further serious organised crime when criminals have used them to identify opportunities to steal high value machinery and equipment from farms (for which there is high demand worldwide). The rewards for the criminals are lucrative, detection rates are low and sentencing far too light as well as bringing fear and stress to the families on the receiving end of the theft.

Two major new Strategies were launched by North Yorkshire Police at this event: The Rural Affairs Strategy and The Wildlife Crime Policing Strategy

Download these documents here:

With clear challenges for both the police and our farming and rural businesses, collaboration and collective effort offers a way to make meaningful progress so please read these important new initiatives. There is a real commitment to work with the judiciary to introduce more appropriate sentencing and make sure that Judges and Magistrates understand the huge impact of rural crime on individuals, families and communities.

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