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Matt McGuire - Policy Lead Future Farming and Countryside Programme

Matt McGuire

Matt leads on overall policy for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme.

This includes how we will transition Countryside Stewardship and other legacy agreements into the new schemes we are bringing forward.

He also manages the overall programme budget and the legislation that helps us deliver funding for farmers.

Future Farming Podcast: Young people in farming

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Graphic for the Future Farming Podcast featuring the participants

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.