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Först supports future arborists with Capel Manor partnership

Först supports future arborists with Capel Manor partnership

Först, a leading supplier of high performance and robust woodchippers, is helping to support the next generation of arborists through its partnership with Capel Manor College. The Middlesex based college, which has over 3,000 students, offers a wide range of land-based courses including Arboriculture & Countryside, Saddelry & Leatherwork and Horticulture & Landscaping. Först donated […]

Trio of new SRUC Aberdeen graduates make potato industry sit up and take notice

Trio of new SRUC Aberdeen graduates make potato industry sit up and take notice

Three new graduates from the Aberdeen Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have made the potato industry sit up and take notice with their degree dissertations. The trio of self-confessed “tattie-heads” have been chipping away at hard baked farming beliefs on the way things should be done – and have mashed their creative ideas together […]

New Zealand students study tour at NSC

New Zealand students study tour at NSC

A group of agricultural students from Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre in New Zealand have spent the last three weeks at the Walford Campus, as part of a cultural exchange. Three students and an accompanying member of staff made the 24-hour plane journey to North Shropshire to experience a day in the life of an NSC […]

AHDB issues call for new studentship proposals

AHDB issues call for new studentship proposals

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is inviting applications for a slice of £1 million in funding for postgraduate studentships. A call for proposals for up to 15 PhDs has been issued to UK universities, colleges and research institutes as part of AHDB’s work to develop a new tranche of agricultural and horticultural scientific […]

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 […]

The Prince’s Countryside Fund Land Rover Bursary Scheme launched

The Prince’s Countryside Fund Land Rover Bursary Scheme launched

Today, Wednesday 23rd March, HRH The Prince of Wales met with a group of Cumbrian young farmers learning practical flood resilience driving skills at the Rookin House Activity Centre near Penrith. The visit marks a renewed three-year partnership between his charity, The Prince’s Countryside Fund and Land Rover with this year’s launch of The Prince’s Countryside […]

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 […]

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 […]

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