Young farmers visit Westminster in the latest event

Nov 1, 2017

 

The latest event as part of Nestlé and First Milk’s Next Generation Dairy Leaders Programme took six young farmers to a range of organisations and the Houses of Parliament to discuss the politics of agri-food and the future of the dairy industry.

Six young farmers from Scotland and Cumbria visited the NFU (National Farmers Union) offices and met representatives from the NFU and HSBC Bank to discuss the main challenges facing the sector and opportunities the changing dairy landscape could provide.

The next day the farmers toured the Houses of Parliament and met with George Eustice, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to discuss how the British agricultural sector could look after Brexit. Each farmer had some challenging questions for the Minister off the back of informative sessions the previous day.

The event finished up in the offices of an advertising agency where the young farmers learnt more about different aspects of advertising, and participated in a lively debate about whether the story of farming is of interest to the consumer.

 

The Next Generation Dairy Leaders Programme, a scheme for young farmers that aims to identify, nurture and develop the next generation of dairy leaders, was launched in February 2016.

The programme forms part of Nestlé’s long-term partnership with First Milk to improve the sustainability of their farms and develop a more sustainable and efficient supply chain with a reduced environmental impact.

The Nestlé First Milk Partnership comprises 100 farmers in Cumbria, Ayrshire and Wigtownshire providing high quality fresh milk used in the manufacture of brands, such as KitKat and Nescafé Frothy Coffee.

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