Greater Lincolnshire’s Agri-Food sector is feeding the UK!

Did you know Greater Lincolnshire produces one eighth of England’s food? It grows 30% of its fresh produce, 18% of its poultry, and processes 70% of its seafood. In addition to this, it also excels in food logistics with 30% of UK food travelling though south Lincolnshire.

The region is feeding the nation, which is why growth in the Agri-Food sector is so important, not only locally but for the whole of the UK. The Agri-Food industry employs over 75,000 workers in departments like agriculture, food production, farming equipment, distribution and packaging. Greater Lincolnshire’s Agri-Food sector is diverse and vital, which is why it’s such an exciting industry to be a part of.


The agri-food industry employs over 75,000 workers in things like agriculture, food production, farming equipment, technology and distribution…

Examples of new innovations:

It is such an exciting time to be in the industry as there are huge amounts of innovation going on. Innovation is happening from farm to fork and is utilising some groundbreaking technology to do so. Some examples of innovation within Lincolnshire’s agri-food sector include the development of harvesters for crops that are traditionally picked by hand, such as soft fruits, broccoli, and cauliflower. There are huge amounts of innovation looking into how to reduce carbon emission throughout the food chain, including increasing efficiently and using alternative fuels, and into alternative proteins such as extracting high grade protein form out grade potatoes. We are at a turning point of the technological revolution, and this needs a vast array of jobs to support it, some of which may not traditionally be associated with the agri-food sector.

Some job areas you might not have thought you could do in agri-food:

There is a huge range of job roles available in the agri-food industry spanning many different disciplines. These include genetics, biotechnology, microbiology, robotics, computer science, artificial intelligence, computer vision, engineering (mechanical, electronics, embedded systems etc) GIS and remote sensing, procurement, marketing, PR, finance, new product development and more!

  • Would you like to see food products you have helped to create on supermarket shelves?
  • Would you like to see machines you have helped designed out working on farms or in food factories?
  • Would you like to see people living healthier lives because of your work in the agri-food sector?

This is all possible within Greater Lincolnshire’s agri-food industry.




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Just a few of the employers operating in AGRI-FOOD

Jarell Group

The Jarell Group have over 3000 employees Nationwide and operate across locations in the North, Midlands & south of the country.

Agri-Food,Technology,Countryside South

Scaman's Eggs

The employees at Scaman's say they enjoy working with a great, close team and that they are lucky to have a good relationship with the 'boss'. As well as working hard within the warehouse, the team will attend local award ceremonies and events with Simone to show their commitment to the business.

The Wolds,Agri-Food

Garford Farm Machinery Limited

Garford Farm Machinery Ltd is a development, manufacturing and distribution company supplying high quality products to the UK and world agricultural market.

The Vales,Agri-Food

Spaldings Limited

One of the UK’s leading agriculture and groundcare specialists. Known for our exceptional quality and comprehensive aftersales service, we supply agricultural tools, supplies, replacement parts and machinery to thousands of customers, earning a reputation for service, quality and reliability

City of Lincoln,Agri-Food

Gadsby's Bakery

Our dedicated team sell, produce, pack and deliver the 80,000 retail items we sell every day, six days a week.

Agri-Food,City of Lincoln

Uncle Henry's

All of our efforts would not be possible without our dedicated team who are local people themselves and are essential to our business success. We recruit people who are passionate about food and our business. Over the years, we have established managers of the three core budget departments; shop, café and butchery. We invest in their training and development and make Uncle Henry’s an enjoyable place to work. Training requirements are tailored to the individual at management level and our front of house team have an on-going customer service development training programme. 

Agri-Food,Visitor Economy