National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

Home Grown Talent

A joint initiative between Massey Ferguson and NFYFC

Home Grown Talent is about recognising, supporting and rewarding young people who want to be part of the agricultural industry but are unsure about the path they would like to take in this early stage of their career development.

This new initiative is open to Young Farmers aged between 10 and 16 who are keen to pursue a career in agriculture. Through the scheme, Massey Ferguson provide two people with the chance to learn new skills and gain valuable industry knowledge, through training, fun and experience.

Massey Ferguson launched Home Grown Talent to show how passionate they are about the future of farming. The next generation of farmers are the key to Massey Ferguson's success and as a company they stand by their commitment to support them.

What is a Home Grown Talent Ambassador?

Two Young Farmers (one male and one female) are offered the opportunity to become a Home Grown Talent Ambassador. As Ambassadors, the two Young Farmers will have a tailored programme created for them by Massey Ferguson. This programme will support them to learn more about the industry and hopefully give them an idea about what they would like to do in the future. Included in this tailor made programme will be:

  • A trip to Massey Ferguson’s factory in Beauvais, France, for you and a parent/guardian.
  • Work experience and activities with Massey Ferguson. These will be held during school holidays (area of work to be agreed between both parties).
  • An expenses paid trip to an agriculture/trade show with Massey Ferguson for you and a parent/guardian.
  • The opportunity to spend time with a Massey Ferguson mentor.

Who are the NFYFC's current Home Grown Talent Ambassadors?

In August 2015, the NFYFC announced its first Home Grown Talent ambassadors: Max Rees of Maendy YFC, Glamorgan (pictured right) and Poppy Burrough of Marshwood Vale YFC in Dorset (pictured left).

 
 

So far, Max and Poppy have both spent time with their respective Massey Ferguson mentors and learnt about life at a Massey Ferguson dealership. Max has spent time with Massey Ferguson's technical sales specialist, Lee Brown, and Poppy has been with their area sales manager, Kevin Cook.

                        

On 15th February, both Max and Poppy will jet off to Beauvais, France for a tour of Massey Ferguson's factory.

How do I become a Home Grown Talent Ambassador?

Details for 2016's Home Grown Talent initiative are still to be confirmed. Please keep an eye on this webpage for further information.

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