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Tesco Future Farmer Foundation 2021 applications now open

Fully funded

The programme is totally funded by Tesco, we all know this might sound too good to be true. Tesco Future Foundation is about equipping younger farmers with the talents they should thrive and diversify inside a difficult but rewarding trade.

What’s on supply

A remarkably numerous vary of actions are organised to develop private expertise and trade data.

Including:

  • Supply chain visits throughout a wide range of farming sectors
  • Five workshop which handle the challenges for younger folks in agriculture; succession planning, finance, enterprise plans, acquiring land, succession planning, sustainability and management coaching
  • An alumni occasion with trade visitor audio system
  • Peer and trade mentor alternative – every Future Farmer will likely be matched with a person peer mentor in addition to the chance to be matched with a mentor inside the agri-food trade
  • Each consumption has the chance to entry a £10,000 coaching fund so as to upskill and develop themselves and their enterprise
  • Peer and trade mentor alternative – every Future Farmer will likely be matched with a person peer mentor in addition to the chance to be matched with a mentor inside the agri-food trade.

Mentoring

The trade mentoring programme has confirmed to be a spotlight of the programme, it permits the mentee to obtain worthwhile perception into the agri-food provide chain, enhance their community, develop methods to beat challenges and obstacles, enhance self-awareness, assist determine and obtain targets and targets each personally and professionally which in flip, permits them to succeed in their full potential.

The mentor acts as a confidential and neutral sounding board which permits and open and sincere dialog in regards to the mentee’s strengths and alternatives.

Meet the Future Farmers

Tamara Pickstock

What is your present job?

I’m within the senior administration workforce at Pickstock Foods Ltd (our new lamb processing facility in Derbyshire), specializing in technical/ high quality administration, advertising and marketing and day-to day operations.

What attracted you to the Future Farmer Foundation?

Everything! The alternative to fulfill like-minded younger folks, the provision chain visits, the visitor audio system and the convention content material – I like to continue learning and rising and the TFFF ticked all these containers for me.

What have you ever gained from the programme?

So a lot confidence, and a few nice mates.

What was the spotlight for you?

The provide chain visits have been the last word spotlight for me – I’m so grateful to have had the chance to go to such a wide range of completely different enterprises.

Everything from trout farming in a Loch in Scotland, to cheese processing in Staffordshire, to the Tesco Sustainable Pork provider in Wiltshire.

There was one thing to study from every provide chain go to, plus the friendships you make alongside the best way will stick with me for all times.

George Wright

George Wright

What is your present job?

Dairy Herdsman

What attracted you to the Future Farmer Foundation?

The Future Farmer Foundation provided a incredible alternative to see all kinds of agricultural companies that I’d not have had the possibility to see in any other case.

I used to be additionally attracted to use due to the superb studying alternatives, particularly round enterprise planning and administration.

What have you ever gained from the programme?

I gained an enormous quantity from the programme. I learnt about and noticed issues that I by no means anticipated to, from lean administration to fish farming.

My greatest acquire from the programme, nonetheless, is the superb community of individuals and mates that I’ve developed. I now have mates throughout virtually each space of agriculture, who I can draw on for recommendation and assist when wanted.

What was the spotlight for you?

I’ve plenty of highlights from my time as a future farmer. However, the positioning journey as much as Scotland to go to Dawnfresh stands out for me.

It was an space of agriculture that I had not beforehand been uncovered to. Combine the gorgeous loch surroundings, uncommon Scottish sunshine and highway journey from their Glasgow manufacturing unit to the lochs. What extra might you ask for?

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