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North Shropshire College welcomes new bus route extending opportunities for students

North Shropshire College welcomes new bus route extending opportunities for students

Due to high demand, North Shropshire College (NSC) has extended their Berriew bus route so that it now begins and picks up in NEWTOWN, starting in September for the 2017/2018 academic year. Chloe Edwards, Schools Liaison and Marketing Coordinator comments, “After a large amount of prospective students attended our campus open events, the demand for […]

Walford College gets an equipment boost

Walford College gets an equipment boost

The Walford Campus of North Shropshire College (NSC) has taken delivery of two new telehandlers for the students to practice their skills on, one a JCB supplied from Rea Valley Tractors and a Massey Ferguson from RVW Pugh. “These machines will offer students an excellent opportunity to develop skills” commented Farm Manager Richard Aldis. Telehandlers […]

Farmcare 2017 Scheme helps grads get a foot on the farming ladder

Farmcare 2017 Scheme helps grads get a foot on the farming ladder

In a quest to attract, develop and engage the next generation of farmers, Farmcare – the UK’s leading rural and agricultural business – has launched its 2017 Graduate Scheme, offering successful candidates a bespoke training scheme. Unlike other graduate programmes within the agricultural sector, Farmcare’s forward thinking initiative will offer new recruits a truly unique […]

Multi-million pound investment in pig research

Multi-million pound investment in pig research

Yorkshire will soon become one of the best places in Europe for pig research, thanks to significant investment from the University of Leeds and the Government. The University is about to launch new facilities at its farm to carry out research into outdoor-reared pigs, and is set to significantly upgrade its indoor-reared pig research centre. […]

Former Derby College learners branch out into business

Former Derby College learners branch out into business

Two former mature learners from Derby College have joined forces to set up their own business – using the arboriculture skills they learnt at Broomfield Hall land-based industries campus in Morley. Andrew Fretwell (39) from Swanwick and Mark Hall (40) from Alfreton both signed up for the Forestry and Arboriculture study programme at Derby College […]

New study identifies scope for more innovation in horticulture

New study identifies scope for more innovation in horticulture

A unique study has taken a thoughtful approach to understand why parts of the horticulture industry do not take up some of the innovative ideas that emerge from universities and research institutes, as well as other areas of the industry. The study has been undertaken by PhD student Jonathan Menary from Warwick Crop Centre, part […]

Disadvantaged children get farm visits boost thanks to landowners

Disadvantaged children get farm visits boost thanks to landowners

A national educational charity providing children from deprived areas with a chance to learn more about food, farming and the countryside has been awarded a grant from the CLA Charitable Trust to help further its work in Staffordshire. The Country Trust works with primary schools in urban and other areas of high deprivation bringing the […]

N8 AgriFood success in securing £1.5m funding

N8 AgriFood success in securing £1.5m funding

N8 universities have been successful in securing more than £1.5m of funding through six awards from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Innovation Club (SARIC). SARIC, a public-private partnership, is a collaboration between three research councils (BBSRC, NERC, and ESRC*) and 12 private partners to address some of the challenges of sustainable intensification in agriculture. Ten […]

Industry leaders of the future graduate in style

Industry leaders of the future graduate in style

Writtle University College graduates marked the successful completion of their studies at Chelmsford Cathedral on Friday 9 September. Graduates from all subject areas, including Conservation, Sport, Design, Equine, Agriculture and Horticulture schemes, celebrated the culmination of their undergraduate and postgraduate studies, while two Honorary Doctorates were conferred, a new Fellow of Writtle University College was […]

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