The next generation – do you dare to dream?
It’s back! The long-awaited sequel to the Q&A of the Year – the BCBC Panel will discuss, debate and answer those questions we didn’t get around to tackling in part 1 in January. Join us for part 2 and pose your questions to our panel of three young, enthusiastic industry leaders. Encouraging and supporting youngsters to embark on a career in the food production industry is vital for the future of our industry – lets thrash through those barriers together and come up with some solutions. Be part of something great – and join us on Tuesday 6th April at 7pm.
Here is a reminder of our fabulous panel members:
Ruari Martin – Farm Operations Manager, Myerscough College
Ruari, 28, is from a non-farming background. His mum grew up in London, Dad in Birmingham and he was born on the English side of the Scottish Borders but given a Scotch name to make up for it! Ruari grew up in a very rural area about 1800-2500ft above sea level with upland sheep and beef all around and admits he fell into Ag because everyone at school was farming related. Ruari’s greatest achievement is getting involved in an industry that he's excited about which is notoriously difficult for outsiders to get recognised. His main goal is to one day own a farming business and to be influential in policy debate on agri-food at national and international levels.
Harriet Wilson – McDonalds Agricultural & Sustainable Sourcing Manager
Harriet grew up on her family’s beef & sheep farm in Staffordshire and graduated from Harper Adams University in 2014. Her roles have included Co-op Food Senior Agricultural Manager and Corporate Responsibility Manager for ALDI UK & Ireland, and she is currently the Agricultural and Sustainable Sourcing manager for McDonalds UK & Ireland. Harriet has played an active role within YFC and is a member of the NFU’s Next Generation Policy Forum. She received the Meat Business Women ‘One to Watch’ award 2018, and Farmers Weekly Rising Star in 2017. Harriet’s ambition is to make a positive difference to the future of agriculture and reconnect consumers with food production. She loves the passion of the people within the industry and doesn’t know of any other industry as passionate as we are!
Keith Gue – Dairy farmer, Huddlestone Farm
Keith, 30, grew up in the industry and has always had a love for genetics. He spent 4 years away from Agriculture working at Imperial Tobacco before moving to Genus. Keith spent 2½ years with Genus helping farmers across Europe positively improve their genetic progress before moving home to manage the cows at Huddlestone. He currently manages the 450 cow, high yielding, all year-round calving herd, which is currently the #3 PLI herd in the UK and aspires to be the #1! The herd is part of a mixed farm that incorporates arable and sheep enterprises, and aims to be as sustainable and efficient as possible. Keith is passionate about developing a more profitable, more efficient, easier to manage cow and is continuously driven to improve sustainability in dairy production.
Register to Join Us on Tuesday 6th April 2021 at 7pm
Joining us for the first time? Please register your place here and not only join us for the live Q&A session in April but also gain access to ALL the presentations from January’s conference, and to previous years online presentations too.
BCBC Members & Conference 2021 Delegates can access the Q&A free of charge via the login details previously sent.