Junior Programme

Are you aged between 16 and 19 years old and interested in developing a career in the food, farming or land management industry?


Agri Academy Junior Programme

Applications are invited for the 2021 Agri Academy Junior Programme, a joint collaboration with Wales YFC.

The fully subsidised Junior Programme will offer you:

  • An opportunity to network with some of the key players in the food and farming industry
  • An inspiring activity-packed programme of activities to support your career choices and help you achieve your goals
  • Training for effective communications, press and media handling, and negotiation skills
  • Opportunities to gain experience of chairing meetings, voicing your opinions and getting your point across effectively

The application window for Agri Academy 2021 is now closed.


If you would like some more information please contact Bradley Lewis on 01970 600 192 or bradley.lewis@menterabusnes.co.uk


The successful candidates for our 2021 Junior Programme:

Aled Davies

Newtown, Powys

“I believe the Agri Academy will provide me with the opportunity to speak to specialists within the agricultural sector who will mentor, support, challenge and guide me through the programme and negate any negativity that has spiralled the agricultural sector in recent years. I’m confident this experience will provide me with the “tools of the trade” to help guarantee success through developing new skills, knowledge and connections.” 

Anwen Hardwick

Llandrindod Wells, Powys

“I feel that the most significant hurdle for the agricultural sector to overcome in the coming years will be improving its sustainability by lowering carbon emissions ad improving yields and utilisation of farmland. Being part of the Agri Academy, I hope to meet people and make connections within the industry which will expand my understanding of these issues and meet professionals to gain knowledge of the latest developments and technologies that can help overcome these challenges.”

Charlie Baldwyn

Brecon, Powys

“Being part of the 2021 Agri Academy, I hope to be able to learn how to navigate challenges in agriculture whilst discovering industry tips from mentors and gain insight from specialists in their field. I would also like to use this as an opportunity to discuss my experiences from working at home on the family farm with other like-minded people. I’m confident that the access to advice the Academy will offer will be beneficial for my future by improving my professional development.”

Charlotte Wilson

Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

“The opportunity to meet new peers and associates from the industry was a big appeal to apply for the Agri Academy. I believe these opportunities vital in order to run an agricultural business during the current climate of change we’re experiencing. Agriculture is already in a very different place compared to when my family entered the industry. My hope therefore is that I will learn new ideas, independent of previous generations which can be incorporated into the family business to help format new aspirations and inspiration for our business.” 

Dylan Nutting

Newtown, Powys

“I believe that the Agri Academy will be an invaluable experience for me as I’m currently at a stage where I’m starting to consider my future career. I’m fortunate to have already gained experiences working in many different agricultural sectors. However, every day is a school day and I look forward to learn from meeting farmers and industry experts to broaden my knowledge and skills to develop my own business ideas and career.”

Hefin Owen

Llanrwst, Conwy

"Being part of the Agri Academy, I hope to be able to broaden my understanding of the agricultural world by learning from industry experts and also my peers. By taking on this new information and experiences I hope to be able to feed it back into the family farm”. 

Holly Page

Churchstoke, Powys

“I’m hopeful that the Agri Academy will help prepare me to make the first steps towards my future career plans by being inspired by leaders within the agricultural industry. I look forward to expanding my knowledge about different systems and increasing my awareness of agricultural policies. I’m also looking forward to creating a new network of contacts and meeting like-minded young farmers from across Wales.” 

Leah Davies

Denbigh, Denbighshire

“I believe the skills and workshops offered by the Agri Academy will be invaluable not only in the professional sense but also on a more personal level in order to become a more rounded member of my society. I also feel like this is a golden opportunity to be able to meet new people and to understand more about other areas of Wales.”

Llyr Thomas

Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire

“Being part of the Agri Academy will be a fantastic opportunity not only to enrich my skillset and personal improvement but also to engage with industry leaders and discuss ideas with like-minded people who are as equally engaged with farming as myself. I’m hopeful that the Academy will also give me an insight into the sheer expanse of career opportunities and new pioneering agricultural approaches/technologies that are now found within our industry."

Rhys Griffiths

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

“I’m looking forward to making the most of every experience the Agri Academy offers. I especially want to benefit from the industry professionals we will meet, who I firmly believe will be able to expand my understanding and knowledge of areas in the agricultural industry. I consider this programme as a fantastic spring-board to help mapping out my future.”

Tudur Evans

Welshpool, Powys

“I’m hoping to gain numerous different experiences during my time with the Agri Academy and am looking forward to meeting new people from across Wales. Through sharing these new opportunities with others I intend to develop my skillset and confidence and discover the key to running a successful business in the future.”