Future Farmers of Yorkshire

We believe farming in Yorkshire belongs at the leading edge of UK agriculture. Future Farmers of Yorkshire inspires and develops the very best to lead Yorkshire’s agricultural industries to a thriving future.

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Our Background

The Future Farmers of Yorkshire was launched in 2010 to bring together like-minded farmers, vets and industry supporters.

Since then the group has been joined by over 1,000 forward-thinking members, eager to expand their knowledge and excel in their careers.

We support them by providing a platform for debate and the sharing of ideas.

The group is supported by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and is open to everyone within the industry. Members are from a range of sectors and enterprise sizes, with a mix of tenants, owner-occupiers, managers and employees.

What we do

The group supports Yorkshire’s future farmers in 4 ways:

  • By running headline events to inspire and inform members. For example at the Great Yorkshire Show Breakfast Meeting or the Spring Debate.
  • By running commercial skills, workshops and training to support members personal development. 
  • By mentoring and developing individual star members through sponsoring events, places with follow up training and presentations.
  • By facilitating industry visits to Yorkshire’s leading agricultural businesses across the supply chain. 

Join Future Farmers

Our team would love to hear from you and can help with any queries

Who are we?

The group has a management team who guide the direction of meetings and activities.

Chair – James Hopwood, UK Agriculture Manager, Birds Eye

Vice Chair – Allie Hesketh, Assistant Environment and Land Use Adviser, NFU North East

Manager – Liz Hudson, Charitable Activities Team, Yorkshire Agricultural Society

Management Team

Rob Daniel – Arable Farmer & Agronomist at Agrii
Neil Eastham – Vet, Bishopton Veterinary Practice
Sarah Graham – Land agent, Savills
Kate Moore- Farm Manager, Pockthorpe Hall Farm
Amy Morrison – County Adviser, NFU York East
Ben Sykes – Potato grower
Alastair Trickett – Mixed Farmer
Andrew Wilson- Farmer, Brickyard Farm

Brexit and Agriculture

The impact of Britain’s exit from the EU (Brexit) on UK Agriculture.

What we do

The group meets several times a year at a variety of events including a Breakfast Meeting at the Great Yorkshire Show, topical debates, farm and supply chain visits and training sessions. Events are normally free in order to ensure that they are accessible to everyone.

Join us to:

  • Make new business contacts
  • Knowledge transfer
  • A social occasion to meet like-minded people
  • To gain ideas for your own businesses
  • An opportunity for farmers and vets to interact
  • To meet farmers facing similar challenges
  • To see what the future holds for farming

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