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Future Farming Podcast: Young people in farming

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To celebrate National Young Farmers' Week 2022, Matt McGuire welcomes 3 up-and-coming young people in farming to the podcast.

Charlie Beaty, Ed Dungait and Charlotte Garbutt discuss how to get started in farming, the importance of education and the range of roles in agriculture. They also discuss the benefits new talent can bring to the sector.

Our guests

Charlie Beaty

Charlie is a mixed beef, sheep and arable tenant farmer in north Warwickshire, lightly trialling and integrating the livestock and arable enterprises to reduce inputs and costs.

Charlie is the current Warwickshire Young Farmers Club County Chairman.

She holds a BSc in Agriculture from Harper Adams University (2017)

Follow Charlie on Twitter @MeridenFarm

Ed Dungait

Ed is an arable tenant farmer at Morpeth, Northumberland. He works in partnership with his parents. Together they farm 600 acres of combinable crops.

Ed is Chair of the National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs.

He holds a BSc (Hons) in Agriculture with Crop Management from Harper Adams University (2014).

Follow The National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs on Twitter.

Charlotte Garbutt

Charlotte Garbutt

Charlotte is an Area Manager for a global agrochemical company.

Charlotte and her partner Josh are following their ambition to farm and have a small herd of pedigree Limousins on their smallholding which they bought together.

She recently hung up her hat after a 2-year stint as Lincolnshire Young Farmers County Chair and is currently National Federation of Young Farmers Agri Chair.

Charlotte holds a BSc in Agribusiness from Harper Adams University (2017).

Follow Charlotte @ThisIsGarbs on Twitter.

Many thanks to all our guests for taking part.

Follow the week's hashtags: #NationalYoungFarmersWeek and #homegrown

Read the full transcript of the podcast.

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  1. Comment by Emma Bailey-Beech posted on

    Great to hear a shout out to Harper and the huge range of courses they do (and that other places of study are available)!

  2. Comment by Tom Manning posted on

    Heartfelt comments regarding tenancy succesion and the insecurity these feelings can bring. I'm a generation above these guys but understand the attachment and have concerns regarding the future, especially with family issues as well as the impact of potential income from offsetting carbon/environmental payments for landlords from corporate business which may persuade them to not continue with a farming tenancy. Good luck to you all.


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