The National Farmers Union launched its new Student & Young Farmer Ambassador Programme, which offers eight-12 young people the opportunity to put their own stamp on the future of British farming as they represent the organisation for one year.

The programme is designed to help participants build their knowledge and become an influential part of the industry, all while receiving the core skills they need to promote themselves and British farming.

The ambassadors will represent the NFU at various events over the course of 12 months, including the Lord Mayor’s Show (pictured above), NFU Conference and a #StudentFarmer magazine trip.

Young farmers join the NFU and the Worshipful Company of Farmers in promoting British farming at the Lord Mayor's Show in 2017

NFU next generation forum chairman Simon Gadd said:

“The Ambassador Programme is a fantastic opportunity for young people, from both farming and non-farming backgrounds, to get stuck in to an industry that is both incredibly challenging and incredibly rewarding.

“With new technologies constantly changing the farming landscape and with Brexit on the horizon, it’s never been a more exciting time to think about the future of British farming.

“I urge all students and young farmers with a vested interest in farming and rural affairs to apply, and experience whole new aspects of the agricultural industry.”