Farming Today Debate: Farming - the Next Generation
Charlotte Smith hosts a special debate about the next generation of agricultural workers. With the average age of farmers now over 50, how can we inspire tomorrow's farmers?
Charlotte Smith is at the Bristol Food Connections Festival, to host a special debate about the next generation of agricultural workers. With the average age of farmers in the UK now in the late 50's where will tomorrow's farmers come from? And what does their future look like?
On the panel are Dan Corlett of the charity Farming and Countryside Education; Harriet Warne, a farming apprentice; Jack Stilwell, an agricultural undergraduate; and Charles Cowap who lectures at Harper Adams University.
Asking the questions, an audience of young farmers, and school, college and university students.
The producer is Sally Challoner.