The landscaping and agricultural industries really are booming. According to recent News articles, both industries are doing extremely well and are attracting more and more young people to join them.
The Future of the Landscaping Industry
Horticulture Week online reported that business has become so busy for landscapers in wealthy parts of England that companies are now pushed to postpone jobs. Phil Tremayne, National Business Manager for the Association of Professional Landscapers says that there is a massive skills shortage, making life challenging for members.
Unfortunately the skills and staff shortage is the flip side to an industry growing in success. The good news however is that the landscaping industry is becoming more attractive to young people, making the future a whole lot brighter for everyone. One group in particular called YoungHort stand testament to that.
YoungHort, a group of horticulture students and young earners who set up business in 2013, provide support for young horticulturists wanting to find out more about their career options.
YoungHort plan to actively encourage school leavers to choose horticulture as their career. They intend to make this happen by hosting special events and visiting secondary schools around the country to promote the young talent within the horticultural industry.
It is now time to look towards the future by investing in young talent and educating schools to improve the image of horticulture and landscaping.
Young People in Farming
According to an article on the Guardian online, Farming is also now a thriving industry, attracting plenty more people to work in it.
Most notably, there is a rise in the number of people signing up to courses at agricultural colleges. Where these courses were once closing, they are now packed full of students. At the recent Royal Three Counties Show, the Young Farmers tent held talks on how to get into farming as well as other topics concerning young people in agriculture.
It seems that there has not been a better time than now to get into these exciting and growing industries. As younger generations choose landscaping and agriculture as their career, we hope that these industries can only get stronger.
There are an awful lot of young farmers working hard all over the country. Great to see they're getting support.