Counting down to New Faces For Farming

March 2023

Image for press release - The Black Farmer - Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones

There are just ten days to go to 'New Faces For Farming'. 

This exciting event was launched by Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones (MBE), creator of 'The Black Farmer' brand, in partnership with Writtle University College near Chelmsford.

Agriculture is one of the least diverse industries within the UK. Together, we hope to increase diversity within the food and farming sectors.

We've offered young people from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented within agriculture the chance to learn more about farming careers.

On 31st March to April 2nd, around a dozen 16-to-18-year-olds will come to Writtle University College's countryside campus near Chelmsford for a weekend of lambs, piglets and much more!

Amy Furney, Widening Participation and Outreach Officer, said: "We are so excited to meet and work with the the future farmers attending the camp. This has been such a fantastic collaborative effort across the institution and externally, and I would like to thank everyone involved for their patience, time and commitment to what will be a fun-filled weekend!"