Six young farmers from around the world talking about what next for farming and food supply post-Covid.
The young farmers are:
1. Argentina – Pedro Vigneau, a fifth-generation farmer from Bolivar in central Argentina, a passionate no-till farmer who grows fodder crops, grains and GM soya and keeps beef cattle, using technology to protect the environment.
2. Australia - Emma Ayliffe, Chair of the Young Farming Champions Program in Australia. Emma is director, consultant and researcher with Summit Ag, an agricultural consulting business based in the Riverina and Central West regions of NSW
3. Canada - Stephanie Maynard, Past-President and Treasurer of the International Agritourism Association, and Vice-President of Expo Ormstown.
4. South Africa – Breyton Milford- Cape of Good Hope Agricultural Society Operations Manager, National Agricultural Youth Society Chairman & Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth Trustee
5. Scotland - Colin Ferguson, a Scottish dairy farmer on the board of NFU Scotland. The family owns two farms and is driving cost reduction combined with output and are farmer-owners of ARLA.
6. Sweden – Simon Wancke is Vice-President of CEJA, the European Council of Young Farmers. He currently works as an estate manager on a farm in Sweden with arable crops, beef and dairy cattle and sheep.
The session was shared with the IFAJ, the Rural Youth Project, NFU Scotland and EatFarmNow and chaired by Jane Craigie from Jane Craigie Marketing.