Sat, 22 Aug | FarmED

Military Rural Careers Insight Day (Sustainable Farming and Small Holding)

Join us for an inspiring and informative day at FarmED exploring rural careers in the sustainable farming, food and small holding sector. Designed with Ruralink Veteran specifically for resettling / ex-military personnel and their spouses.
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Military Rural Careers Insight Day (Sustainable Farming and Small Holding)

Time & Location

22 Aug 2020, 10:00 – 16:00
FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton OX7 6BJ, UK

About the Event

About the Event

An inspiring and informative day delivered in partnership with FarmED – the new Centre for Farm and Food Education based at Honeydale Farm in Cotswolds.  Designed specifically for resettling / ex-military personnel and their spouses who want to explore a future life in sustainable farming and food, or want to start their own small holding.

What to expect:

Hear about the future of regenerative farming, agri-tech, sustainable food and farm diversification, and where your skills and passions might fit in.  Hear from successful ex-forces people in farming and related employment. Go on a farm walk and explore soil health, biodiversity, bee keeping and market gardening. Make connections and find out what training and qualifications you really need to get into the industry. Consider farm business issues and how to develop your own enterprise and business plan.

Social distancing guidelines will be followed throughout. There will be light refreshments and a safe collect picnic lunch.

Draft Programme

0930 - Arrive

1000 - Introduction to FarmED and the day  - Jonty Brunyee (FarmED Manager) & Fiona Galbraith (Ruralink)

1030 - Army to Farm - Jonny Kerr (ex-army officer and now Velcourt Farm Manager)

1115 - Why Transition is Difficult - Top Tips for Success - Matt Sheerin (specialist ex-military recruitment specialists and coach)

1200 - Farm walk, lunch and networking

1345 - Signing of the Armed Forces Covenant

1400 -The Business of Sustainable Farming and Food - Jonty Brunyee

1500 - Ag Tech, Drones and Data in Agriculture – Chris Nash (FarmED Assistant Manager)

1545 - Final Q&A

1600 - Disperse

Who is it for: Service families considering future life and work in the countryside.


Adults: £10 pp.

Children under 16: Free

  • Adult Ticket
  • Children under 16

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