The South of England Agricultural Society is inviting established farmers and budding new entrants to join them for an insightful forum session exploring George’s journey in to the dairy industry from a non-farming background and what he has learnt along the way.
The free-to-attend forum, ‘Breaking the Mould’ is set to take place online from 6-7pm on Wednesday 30th June. It will feature guest speaker George Brown, a 30-year-old first generation dairy farmer who is involved in the Bisterne Estate in Hampshire on a contract farming agreement, and will be chaired by Duncan Rawson, Partner at European Food and Farming Partnerships.
George is no ordinary farmer. With no background in farming he fell in love with dairying at a young age and with a dogged determination has been pursuing a dream of owning his own place ever since. Now, his dream is well and truly on track – he recently took on contract farming agreement on a 600-cow unit in Hampshire. Employing a team of five and having secured a significant bank loan to underpin the provision of machinery, contracting and labour, he is now building up his ‘cow equity’ currently owning about a third of the stock on the farm.
In the forum George will talk about his journey in to the industry, what helped him get to where he is today, his advice to anyone starting their own journey and, most intriguingly, he will share where he is heading next. Attendees will also have the chance to join in the discussion and to ask George questions.
To register for the session please go to eventbrite.co.uk/e/159967141025