Sixteen participants for the 2017/18 Poultry Industry Programme have been selected and will meet for the first time in September. The enthusiastic young farmers will take part in a development programme aimed at creating future industry leaders for the British poultry sector.
Run by the NFU in conjunction with ABN feeds, the programme aims to build on skills and knowledge. It’s made up of a series of events which will give participants a unique insight into the industry as well as creating contacts with other young professionals.
The PIP brings together like-minded young people, offers market insight into the British poultry meat and egg sectors and teaches new skills to help participants develop their careers.
The next programme will start in September 2017, running for approximately 18 months and consisting of a series of events each lasting either one or two days.
Greg Marsh, 2016 PIP participant, said: “The programme is imperative in allowing young farmers the opportunity to further expand and develop their experiences in order to push the industry with new ideas and investment, learnt through meeting different people with different ideas and looking at alternative or new technologies within the sector.”
A survey of the 2016 PIP participants showed:
- 100% would recommend the programme
- 100% believe they will keep in contact with each other after the end of the programme
- 100% found the content useful to their business