Are you or someone you know (aged 16+) looking for work experience in farming, Exmoor and helping farmers succeed?
It offers £3,000 to an individual or group with an idea for a business venture relating to agriculture, forestry, conservation, horticulture, craft tourism or any outdoor land based activity.
The award was set up four years ago for young entrepreneurs who wish to stay working on Exmoor, particularly within farming and land based activity including food, drink or tourism.
Previous applications included ideas as diverse as making cider and developing a herd of pedigree cattle. Two of the four winners so far have been young people setting up their own agricultural contracting business. Last year’s winner, Matthew Sharpe, set up a business in woodland management with the intention of using small-scale equipment. This is so that he can operate within environmentally sensitive areas without disturbing habitat and landscape.
Application forms available from www.exmoorsociety.com or
34 High Street Dulverton, TA22 9HQ Tel: 01398 323335