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About Green Futures in Agriculture

Agriculture is big business across the Norfolk and Suffolk regions with companies ranging from micro-enterprises to major food processing businesses.  Many of these organisations are working towards sustainable practices such as creating habitats for nature recovery, establishing woodland to help tackle the effects of climate change, and investing in improving animal health and welfare. 

A quarter of the planet’s biodiversity is found in soil. Soil and its organisms play crucial roles in supporting food production, tree and plant health, nutrient cycling, carbon capture, water quality, and flood prevention. Careful management is needed to make the soil resources used by agriculture sustainable. 


You can get into a career in farming through an apprenticeship, college course, a degree, or working your way up from a starting position.  

If you are between 10 and 28, you can join Norfolk or Suffolk Young Farmers’ Club which are dedicated to supporting young people in agriculture and the countryside. 

Suffolk Rural College and Easton College in Norfolk offer a range of courses and apprenticeships in Agriculture, Arboriculture, Animal Care, Equine Studies, Horticulture & Floristry most of which incorporate sustainability within the course.

Did You Know?
The agricultural industry can sometimes provide swift advancement, with the right employer. In the pig sector for example, it is not uncommon for 25-year-olds to have managerial responsibilities.
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