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A sustainable workforce?

Dr Gillian Rose discusses the barriers causing fewer young people to follow farming related careers.

Dr Gillian Rose, Associate Professor at the University of Reading, discusses the barriers which are causing fewer young people to follow farming related careers.

Disconnect as to how food is produced, a lack of agricultural related learning in the national curriculum and a lack of awareness of farming as an industry are all reasons for low take up in the sector.

What is your own awareness of employment opportunities available in the farming industry? What infrastructural changes do you think would make it easier for young farmers to enter farming?

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