Eveey Hunter elected as new NFU next generation forum chair

04 July 2022

Eveey Hunter, chair and Olivia Richardson vice-chair of Next Generation Forum.

(R-L) Eveey Hunter and Olivia Richardson. New chair and vice-chair of Next Generation Forum.

Eveey Hunter is elected as the new NFU's Next Generation Forum chair, with Olivia Richardson as the vice chair. The forum plays a significant role in championing the importance of the next generation in farming.

Together with her parents, Eveey has grown a successful contracting business alongside farm business tenancies, farming over 1,537 hectares of combinable crops and maize for anaerobic digestion.

The NFU's Next Generation Forum is currently building its new strategy and new chair Eveey Hunter, and Olivia Richardson who has been elected as vice chair, will be key advocates for emerging farmers – whether that be generational successors or new entrants to farming.

Time of change

Eveey an NFU Student & Young Farmer Ambassador said: “I’d like to thank the forum for its support as chair in my first term in the role and I’m excited to work with Olivia Richardson during this time of change in agriculture.

“With food security at the forefront of everyone’s minds, alongside the backdrop of huge inflationary costs on farm, I am eager to ensure that there are routes into farming for anyone who is keen to produce the nation’s food and I’m committed to engaging with government to receive an attractive offer for the next generation support scheme.

“I would like to thank David Ractliffe for his work as chair of the forum for the past two years.”

A talented next generation

Olivia Richardson is an active NFU member and former teacher based in Teesdale, on the County Durham and Yorkshire border, helps out on her mixed family farm which includes a suckler herd, pigs and arable.

She’s also self-employed and works on a farm locally specialising in Racehorse haylage.

On being elected as vice chair Olivia Richardson said: “I am delighted to have been elected as the vice chair of the forum at such an important time for the next generation of farmers. I’m looking forward to working with Eveey to ensure that the voice of the next generation is heard and have the opportunity to bring their talent to the sector.”

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