THE launch event of the new Farmer Network Farming Ambition Programme will take place later this month.

In recent years The Farmer Network has supported more than 160 young people in the northern counties to progress a farming related business idea. Many have gone on to create a successful new farm related business or improve an existing business.

Three successful younger farmers will be talking at the meeting, taking place at Penrith Rugby Club on Thursday, November 16 at 6.45pm, about how they made their farming ambition become a reality. Mark Curr, Gemma Dobson and Tom Vickers will discuss how they introduced new systems. They will cover how they improved efficiency, resilience and sustainability through using technology and data recording. They will also discuss learning new skills, changing mindset and gaining the confidence to take calculated risks in order to take up new opportunities.

Kate Gascoyne, who has managed the Farming Ambition programme for a number of years says, “It is important that people book a place for our meeting. It would not do to run out of sausages on the night. More importantly if you are a young person with a farming related business idea in your head, you need to be here”!