Tesco’s Future Farmer Foundation open for next generation

by | Jul 20, 2015

Tesco’s Future Farmer Foundation is once again open for applications from enthusiastic young farmers who wish to make their mark on the industry.

The retailer launched the Future Farmer Foundation in 2014 to help bright, talented, determined young people make a confident start in the world of agriculture.

This intake, the third for the foundation, will build on some of the fantastic successes that have already been achieved in previous years.  Around 100 young people – including AF employees Emily Rout and Thomas Godwin – have already benefited from the programme. It aims to develop the business skills of the participants and teach them about the importance of an effective supply chain for a modern sustainable farming business.

Emily said: “Having completed my twelve months of intensive training I would highly recommend it to any up and coming agricultural enthusiasts. The course covers all aspects of farming and business within a strong community of likeminded people.”

Thomas added: “It’s been invaluable to have free of charge access to a huge wealth of knowledge, industry experience and networking opportunities.”

To apply visit www.tescofuturefarmerfoundation.com. The closing date is 15 August and the new intake will start in October.