The NFU believes the future of agriculture is dependent on good young farmers driving forward innovation and improving competitiveness in each sector.
So 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.
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.