We need more newbies…
New entrants bring innovation and entrepreneurship, practical skills and positivity to the industry. However, they face considerable challenges. This EU project aims to support new entrants
Farming and farmers are essential in providing us with good food and a beautiful rural landscape. All over Europe farming is changing. Farmers are ageing: on average they are over 55 years of age and more then a third lack a successor. Therefore smallerscale farms and family farms are disappearing at a rapid pace everywhere in Europe. This brochure will give farm advisors, facilitators and other people surrounding the farmer – as well as the farmers themselves – a new way of looking at farm transfer and rural communities.
FARM in the spotlight
The Lingehof is a biodynamic arable farm, where André Jurrius grows more than eleven crops on approximately 100 hectares. A special part of the crop rotation is Tuinderij De Stroom, also called ‘the vegetable girls’. The three entrepreneurs of De Stroom lease three hectares of land. Every year they move the market garden to a new piece of land.