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The new role of the new entrant

An evaluation of current opportunities for new entrants to farming.

Year of Publication2005

Recent history would suggest that becoming a new entrant into farming is very difficult. For decades, Young Farmers’ conferences at Stoneleigh Park, and elsewhere, have been dominated by worries about the increasing competition for new opportunities and the need for seemingly impossible levels of capital investment in order to get started. Now things are changing.

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rural occupationsrural business opportunitiescareer development
Organisation Logo for Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE)

Working for the future of farming and rural life.

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