This Student & Young Farmer Ambassador Programme is a year-long series of events designed to give NFU Student & Young Farmer members 30 years old and under the opportunity to impact the future of the agricultural industry by working with the NFU and to put their own stamp on the future of British farming.
When are applications open?
Applications to take part in the 2024 programme are now closed. We are now in the process of reviewing applications and will be in touch with applicants in due course.
Why take part?
- This is an opportunity to represent the younger generation of farmers within the UK’s biggest farming membership organisation
- Create long standing relationships with like-minded people from all farming sectors around the country
- Experience new aspects of the agricultural industry from horticulture to dairy
- Be at the heart of political change as it unfolds
- Help the farming industry become more progressive and break boundaries
- It will be an amazing asset to add to your CV
- Promote yourself, your college, or your business locally and nationally
- Increase your knowledge of the inner workings of the NFU
- You will receive training to enable you to write for national publications, present to schools, speak to the media and engage with MPs
What’s the application criteria?
- Be an NFU Student & Young Farmer member (It’s free! Sign up at www.nfuonline.com/student)
- Be aged between 18 and 30 years (on 1 January 2024)
- Be located in England or Wales
- Have a vested interest in farming and rural affairs
- Be available to attend all events with confirmed dates (see timetable)
- Have an interest in speaking to the media or writing content for various NFU publications
- Be committed to promoting the values of inclusivity and kindness in the industry
NFU S&YFAP Inclusivity Pledge
We believe the more diversity within agriculture, the more innovative and sustainable the future of farming will be. In line with the NFU’s value of inclusivity, the Student & Young Farmer Ambassador Programme has always welcomed applicants from different cultures, backgrounds and perspectives.
We especially welcome applications from people who feel their community has, so far, been underrepresented in the agriculture industry or in the S&YFAP group, be that in relation to (but not limited to) their race, colour, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression.
What does it cost?
The NFU will ensure that the programme is free for participants, and that Ambassadors are not left out of pocket. All food, overnight stays and travel expenses will be covered as long as participants attend all events.