After Ofsted inspectors criticised failures at East Anglia’s main land-based college last summer, its acting principal says her turnaround plan is showing positive signs for the future. Agricultural editor CHRIS HILL reports.
Making the right investment decision on an £80,000 farm machine usually requires experience and market savvy. But one East Anglian farm manager has delegated this weighty responsibility to neighbouring school-children – in a bid to teach them life lessons about business and branding.
East Anglia’s land agents see farming evolving further into a highly professionalised industry with a high degree of technical expertise. Sarah Chambers reports on their predictions for farming in the mid-2020s and beyond