The Black Farmer and Writtle University College are on a crusade to stop the drought in diversity within the food, farming and agricultural industries.
Our 'New Faces for Farming' is a fully expensed, residential camp open to young people aged 16-18 who reside in the UK and who are in Year 12 or 13. The all-expenses paid residential weekend will be held at the University College's countryside campus, near Chelmsford in Essex from March 31st to April 2nd and will offer teenagers a taste of farm life and provide opportunities to think about a career in this sector.
Media outlets are invited to join us on Saturday 1st April.Press pack Download
Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, aka The Black Farmer
As a young boy living in inner city Birmingham and with an interest in farming, it was impossible to find the opportunity to develop this interest. Fifty years on nothing has changed. Young people interested in food, farming and agriculture have nowhere to go to explore and develop their interest. This scheme is the first step in bringing about much needed change.
It is my mission to encourage more youth and diversity into farming and agriculture, so to be able to work with Writtle University College on these initiatives is tremendously exciting.
The programme includes activities on our working farm as well as informal discussions, career information and university application guidance. Meet new people who share your passion for farming and be ready for fun-filled social activities both on and off our campus.
Why Join Us
gain first hand farming experience
MEET NEW PEOPLE
EXPERIENCE UNIVERSITY LIFE
FREE to join
MONDAY 4TH JULY
MONDAY 13TH MARCH
FRIDAY 17TH MARCH
All applicants receive notification of decision
FRIDAY 31ST MARCH
17:00-18:30: Attendees arrive at Writtle University College
SUNDAY 2ND APRIL
12:00-13:30: Attendees leave Writtle University College