Farm ambassadors have the EDGE

EDGE ambassadors Edd Barker, Isabel Whieldon, Juliette Tompkins and Phil Debenham at the Spring Flin

EDGE ambassadors Edd Barker, Isabel Whieldon, Juliette Tompkins and Phil Debenham at the Spring Fling, where the Model Farm was a big hit - Credit: Archant

Industry ambassadors are helping to promote the wide range of career opportunities in agriculture.

EDGE ambassadors at the Spring Fling, where the Model Farm was a big hit

EDGE ambassadors at the Spring Fling, where the Model Farm was a big hit - Credit: Archant

EDGE Apprenticeships in Food & Farming has recruited and trained 70 ambassadors from across the land-based sectors over the past six months to spread the word about the wide range careers in food and farming.

They visit schools, events and youth groups on a volunteer basis to share their experience and knowledge of the industry.

“Having real people, who can talk about real jobs, is invaluable,” said project co-ordinator Ann Steward.