New entrant features

Emma and Ashley McInnes

Showmanship solution proves a winning enterprise

A venture which began as a quest to find top quality show products for their own use has rapidly developed into a fast growing business for Emma and Ashley McInnes. Angela Calvert went to meet them.

Burrow Farm

Couple capitalise on enthusiasm and experience

Entering the sector as new starters has been a challenging but enjoyable ride for Neil and Sally Grigg. Olivia Midgley reports.

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.

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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.