NSA Next Generation Event

Annual event held as part of the NSA Next Generation project

Bookings are now closed for this years event. Please make sure to check back for details of further NSA Next Generation events to be held in the future.

Each year, the NSA Next Generation programme holds an open event to inspire and inform young people with an interest in the sheep sector. We aim to cater for everyone with a passion for sheep farming, from new entrants looking to get a foot in the door, to those wanting to expand an enterprise or take on more responsibility in a long-established business as well as anyone who is simply keen to learn more about sheep farming. 

The 2017 NSA Next Generation Event will take place on Wednesday 15th November, 10am at Welshpool Livestock Market, Buttington Cross, Welshpool, SY21 8SR. The event is free to attend, including lunch. 

Those attending are invited to choose FOUR out of the seven workshops running through the day, outlined below. Download a full event timetable at the bottom of this page.

Its informal feel will mean plenty of opportunities for questions, as well as the opportunity to meet like-minded young shepherds. It is free to attend for anyone aged 35 and under, including lunch. 

Bookings for the 2017 NSA Next Generation Event are now closed.

Applications for the 2018 NSA Next Generation Ambassador programme will also open on Wednesday 15th November, officially launched at the event. If you want to know more, or are thinking of applying for the 2018 intake, previous year’s Ambassadors will be on hand to answer any questions through the day. Find out more about the NSA Next Generation Ambassador Programme here

The first event, in 2013, was held in Wiltshire. That was followed by a second event in Gloucestershire. The format was changed in 2015, moving to a more practical, workshop event in Cumbria (by kind permission of Newton Rigg) and this was built on in 2016 in Warwickshire (by kind permission of Bletsoes Auctioneers). Read a full report from the 2016 event here.


2016 event.
2016 event.
NSA Next Generation Ambassadors
NSA Next Generation Ambassadors