Tag: young farmers
It’s the end of an era, but don’t worry we’re not talking about Muddy Matches; we’re talking about the fact that the beloved Muddy Matches Motorhome is up for sale.
Now it’s on the market (sob) we thought it was a good time to look back upon our adventures in the motor home back in 2007.
We had ups and downs on our journey (quite literally when we took to the trying out the RAF simulator), but overall we wouldn’t have changed a thing!
For a website known for farmer dating, it’s no surprise that we were especially keen to make a lot of farm visits on our journey (more than 20) and we were also looking forward to joining in with some Young Farmers events on our way.
Along our journey we also took part in a number of different countryside including gun dog training, fishing, falconry and beating and tied our hand at other outdoor pursuits such as abseiling and Frisbee golf.
Food and drink
If you would like a piece of Muddy Matches’ history, get in touch with us to find out about buying the Muddy Motorhome.
What is AgriChatUK?
AgriChatUK is a weekly discussion on Twitter about topics that affect people who work in the UK agricultural industry. It takes place between 8pm and 10pm every Thursday and each week has a different theme.
How can I take part?
If you’re a Twitter user, please follow @MuddyMatches and @AgriChatUK. We will be tweeting facts about rural relationships during the week and talking about potential questions for the discussion. If you wish to share your thoughts on the topic, add the hashtag #AgriChatUK to your tweets or reply to one of the discussion points. AgriChatUK also recommend saving the hashtag so that you can see all posts on the topic in one place.
If you’re not a Twitter user, it’s simple to register. Click on the link to sign up.
The farming industry is facing a crisis as it is thought that at least 60,000 new entrants are needed to enter the industry in the next 10 years for it to continue to thrive.
With this is mind, Farmers Weekly have launched a new competition called Farmers Apprentice to encourage young people to get involved. The competition is open to 18-25 year olds and will be launched at Cereals on Wednesday 13th June with a £10,000 prize up for grabs! More information about the competition and how to enter can be found on the Farmers Apprentice Facebook page, or you can follow them on Twitter.
We think this is a great idea and are asking our members to share this with any 18-25 year olds they know. In the meantime, take a look at their fab video – it beats a desk job any day!
The search is back on for the UK’s top young talent…Young Farmer of the Year is part of a series that celebrates the working heroes of Great Britain.
This year the BBC is on the lookout for Young Farmers aged 16-25. This is an opportunity for people, other than dancers, singers and entertainers to finally step into the limelight. The BBC want to showcase the unsung heroes at the heart of Britain.
If you are a talented Young Farmer or know someone who fits the bill, then the BBC want to hear from you.
The BBC is looking for someone who is a true ambassador for their trade, up for a challenge and wants to showcase their skills!
The programme wants as many applications as possible from a wide selection of farmers which will be whittled down to four contestants who’ll then be put through tough and testing challenges based on their skills. One will eventually win the title of ‘BBC Three’s Young Farmer of the Year.’
call: 0161 244 3716
Applications close on 5th August 2011
Earlier on in this trip we were shocked to hear a story about a London schoolteacher who thought that it was inappropriate for her class to see a cow being milked as it might upset them. What? Turns out she actually thought you have to kill a cow to get its milk.
With rubbish like that being spouted in our classrooms, thanks goodness for initiatives such as Cumbria Farm Days 2007, which seek to reconnect the public with the land and help people understand where their food comes from. Organised by Friends of the Lake District, in partnership with the Cumbria Farmers Network and the National Trust, the Cumbria Farm Days project saw more than 40 farms open their gates to the public and provide an opportunity to experience a working farm first hand. From April to October, people could visit a variety of different farms, ranging from a goat farm in Wasdale to a dairy farm in Lower Eden – sounds a bit like our Muddy Marathon!
More information about next year’s Lake District farm visits can be found by clicking here.