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AgriLeadership Week – Why We All Need To Get Involved…
Episode 3913th May 2021 • Beanstalk Global • Max MacGillivray
00:00:00 01:08:08

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A new cross-organisation campaign is taking place in May, to raise awareness of leadership training across the agricultural career spectrum.

Taking place between 17-21 May 2021, #AgriLeadershipWeek is a joint scheme by AHDB, Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust, Institute for Agricultural Management (IAgrM), Worshipful Company of Farmers (WCF) and The Farmers Club Charitable Trust (FCCT).

Beanstalk Global is very proud to be hosting a key Broadcast with the main partners of the initiative so you can find out more and how you can be directly involved. We go live on Wed 12th May 2021 @ 16:00hrs BST. To register for free, JUST CLICK THIS LINK.

#AgriLeadershipWeek will target current and aspiring leaders within agriculture who are unaware of, or are yet to make use of, any leadership training. Through the campaign, it is hoped people will become more aware of training that can not only improve them as a person but as an employer in charge of others.

The campaign also wants to tackle the lack of formal agricultural education in the UK, when compared to its international partners. Only one-in-three agricultural workers in Britain have completed any form of proper training and schooling, compared with seven-in-ten in both the Netherlands and Germany.

Why is this important?

Amie Burke, Skills Development Manager at AHDB, said: “We’re delighted to be working with our industry partners on such a key initiative. The agricultural industry is both large and complex and is moving into a period of rapid change driven by political and policy changes. Strong leadership within the sector has never been more important.”

Chris Graf Grote, Chairman at Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust, said: “This initiative is an important step towards making agriculture more aware of the needs for good leadership and the comprehensive training that is already available. We hope this scheme helps develop and inspire current and future generations of industry leaders.”

Stephen Fletcher, Chair of the Farmers Club Charitable Trust, said: “Investing in the future by developing our current and future agricultural leaders has never been so imperative. In a game changing collaboration, leading providers are coming together to provide a platform for the sharing of opportunities and pathways to support rural and agricultural leadership. The initiative will enable an individual to identify the most appropriate ‘leader journey’ to suit their own needs at any given time during their career.”