Negotiation skills training puts farmers on front foot

The Future Farmers of Yorkshire group recently arranged negotiation skills training in East Yorkshire, with support from our friends at Bishop Burton College.

Our Future Farmers enjoyed a day of practicing the core skills of negotiation, using the tools to be in a stronger position the next time they enter into a negotiation.

Kate Moore, a pork producer from Pockthorpe found the day incredibly helpful.

She said: “These are skills you don’t learn in college or university but effective negotiation is a really profitable skill to master.”

“In some form or fashion we negotiate everyday of our lives, whether trying to persuade a family member to accept your point of view or buying a new piece of farm machinery.”

Freddie Watson, of The Organic Pantry, felt that the training had helped in his own business.

“The training has definitely put me in a stronger position when negotiating with buyers, it’s also fascinating to spot which buyers have had this training too,” he said.

Future Farmers offers a range of training opportunities including media skills, accounts and business planning. Do get in touch of you’d like to find out more

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