Future of Farming web dabate

Watch again: Future of Farming Review discussion

21 May 2013

HELPING new starters gain access to finance, making it easier for older people to exit the industry and giving young people the training they need to be successful are all measures the government is working on to ensure the future of the agricultural sector.

Getting Started

Getting Started

Getting Started

Getting a foothold on the farming ladder is an issue which prompts strong rhetoric, but is often not matched by direct action. Farmers Guardian presents a perspective from all levels of the industry.

Useful links

Kathryn Lewis

Tips for a successful tenancy application

A young land agent who has also just secured a smallholding tenancy herself, offers some pointers for would-be farmers who see smallholdings as ‘a way in’ to the farming industry.


Pros and cons of farming approaches

17 July 2014

EMMA Penny, you accuse the Tenant Farmers’ Association (TFA) of taking a ‘cheap shot’ in its recent comments about share farming (FG, July 11).

Leader: A cheap shot

July 11, 2014

Is share farming ‘mis-guided’? It’s the very definite opinion of the Tenant Farmers Association which railed against the CLA guide to share farming launched this week.