Employers need more support to help them better navigate working in an intergenerational environment.

Feedback from our engagement has indicated that many employers struggle to be responsive to employees’ pastoral care needs and development. They feel time poor and may not have the skills to respond to the needs of employees they see as being from another generation. 

There is an opportunity to harness the expertise of experienced farmers with the right skills who are reducing their on-farm time to support and mentor the next generation of farmers.