288: Training and development: cost or asset?

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288: Training and development: cost or asset?

Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

This week’s guest is Richard Longthorp. Richard is a cereals and pig farmer from Yorkshire and employees 20 people across his business.

In this episode, we delve into the topic of training and development within farming businesses – why it is important, it’s value and how to go about it.

Richard is a strong believer that providing learning and development opportunities for staff is a vital investment that all businesses, farming or otherwise, need to make.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
1. Be proactive
2. Begin with the end in mind
3. Put first things first
4. Think win-win
5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood
6. Synergize
7. Sharpen the saw

Our AgriLeader programme challenges individuals from leading farms and businesses to develop the skills they need to drive their businesses forward. To support this, we ran #AgriLeadershipWeek in May 2021. #AgriLeadershipWeek was a cross-organisation campaign which aimed to raise awareness of the importance of, and opportunities for, leadership training across the agricultural sector.

Find out how you can get involved and take your business to the next level:
Business and leadership courses for farmers and growers: ahdb.org.uk/business-leadership-courses-for-farmers-and-growers
AgriLeader: ahdb.org.uk/agrileader
#AgriLeadership Week: ahdb.org.uk/agrileadership-week

Get in touch
If you want to find out more about AgriLeader, or talk through the options for taking your career to the next level, get in touch with one of the team.

Mark Campbell: [email protected]
Izak Van Heerden: [email protected]
Amie Burke: [email protected]

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This episode was produced and edited by Miriam Drewett, Marcomms Manager (Pork).

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LIVE - DEFRA SFI Janet Hughes “ask me anything” 19:00-20:00 20th September (Today)

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Hello, I’m Janet Hughes. I’m the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme in Defra – the programme that’s phasing out the Common Agricultural Policy and introducing new schemes and services for farmers.

Today (20 September) between 7pm-8pm, I and some of my colleagues will be answering your questions about our work including the Sustainable Farming Incentive, Farming in Protected Landscapes, and our test and trials.

We’ll try to answer at least 15 of your top voted questions, so please vote on the questions you’d most like me to answer.

You can read more about our Future Farming policy on our blog.

I’ve answered some of your questions previously: you can watch the videos on...