This is why we've created the Next Generation Policy Forum - a group of 16 younger farming members who put forward the next generation's views on current policy developments.
Many organisations work hard to support younger farmers, not least the NFYFC, an organisation which the NFU is proud to have a strong relationship with.
The NFU also offers free membership to students as well as members of Young Farmers Clubs under the age of 27 - find out more here.
Younger members can also get involved at a local level, with many regions keen to meet the next generation. So why not get in touch with your group secretary or regional office to find out what is happening in your area?
Industry development programmes
Our 12-month industry and development programmes allow young people to learn about their sector from field to fork, to discover how the industry works and to identify how to get the most from it. Participants take part in a series of behind-the-scenes events and site visits during the year. Find out more about the NFU's current programmes below.