We all know that farmers in Ireland are incredibly adept at growing high-quality produce. But over the last few years, we have seen an increased shortage of agriculture managers across the industry.
This is a worry, as it’s these individuals who are tasked with navigating the often complex agricultural landscape both from a practical perspective, but also a human management one too.
There are a few different reasons as to why this skills gap is now so prominent; one being that farmers are having to change how they approach succession planning.
Farms are no longer being handed down through the generations as they once used to be, and so therefore talent must be found outside of the usual family set-up. In addition, we are also seeing that farmers now require a different skillset compared to years gone by.