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Students compete for unique share farming agreement opportunity

Students compete for unique share farming agreement opportunity

Agriculture students from Moreton Morrell College in Warwickshire are being given the opportunity to compete to win a sought-after shared farming agreement – meaning they could start their farming career at the age of just 18. Shared farming agreements are where the landowner and a farmer agree to work together to share the farming of […]

Cardiff University students visit Bayer field trials

Cardiff University students visit Bayer field trials

Around 60 University of Cardiff students were shown around Bayer and NIAB oilseed rape and wheat variety trials at Callow in Herefordshire this week. The event was part of Bayer’s ongoing agricultural education programme to promote agriculture as a career of choice, and help train future farmers. “It’s invaluable for biology students to have access […]

Future of farming tackled with help from OF&G agroecology scholarship

Future of farming tackled with help from OF&G agroecology scholarship

A scholarship to teach the food producers of tomorrow how to link agriculture with conservation has been launched in memory of a leading figure in the organic livestock sector. The OF&G and Harper Adams University Agroecology Scholarship will see one student receive £4000 to help fund their place to study an MSc in Agroecology as […]

New £5.8m redevelopment of Pershore College officially opened

New £5.8m redevelopment of Pershore College officially opened

  David, who presents ITV’s Love Your Garden, and is a former student of the college, cut the ribbon to officially open the new contemporary glass building which includes a spectacular Collections House, teaching rooms, laboratory, higher education suite and business conference zone as well as a new library area and reception featuring a ‘living […]

Agri-EPI Centre secures funding

Agri-EPI Centre secures funding

Industry and academics will work together to create a new global hub for agricultural engineering and precision farming using £17.5 million of funding over the next four years, awarded as part of the Government’s UK Strategy for Agricultural Technologies. The Agri-EPI Centre – which has just received official confirmation of funding from the Government’s Business […]

Lantra Scotland reveal finalists for Learner of the Year Awards

Lantra Scotland reveal finalists for Learner of the Year Awards

Rising stars of agriculture, Alison Ritch, Andrew Dixon, Lewis Mathison and Sophie Ward, have been short-listed for Lantra Scotland’s prestigious Learner of the Year Awards. These much-coveted accolades will be presented to the winners at the Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards ceremony, on Thursday 3rd March 2016 at the Doubletree by Hilton […]

Sainsbury’s unveils its first class of farming apprentices to boost Britain’s chronic shortage of young farmers

Sainsbury’s unveils its first class of farming apprentices to boost Britain’s chronic shortage of young farmers

Sainsbury’s first farming apprenticeship recruits began their course last week as they started to learn the skills needed to build Britain’s high-tech and innovative businesses of the future. The UK farming industry will need 60,000 new employees by 2020 just to replace retiring farmers, as fewer and fewer young people have entered the profession in […]

Closing date near for Lantra Learner of the Year Awards

Closing date near for Lantra Learner of the Year Awards

  Lantra Scotland, the sector skills council for the land-based and environmental industries, is urging employers, colleges, teachers and trainers to put their nominations forward for the annual Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards, which take place on March 3rd 2016. The closing date for nominations is Friday 20th November, just two weeks […]

2016 Nuffield Farming Scholars announced

2016 Nuffield Farming Scholars announced

The 18 Scholars have been selected from a strong group of high calibre applicants on the basis that they will ‘think outside the box’ and lead positive change in farming, food, horticulture and rural sectors, as well as inspiring passion and potential in people along the way. “Nuffield Farming believes we have selected candidates that […]

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