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Modern Apprenticeships at the heart of agriculture success

Modern Apprenticeships at the heart of agriculture success

Land-based businesses discovered what they could gain from taking on a Modern Apprentice at a recent Lantra Business Surgery at the Barony Campus of Scotlland’s Rural College (SRUC)  near Dumfries. The ‘Modern Apprenticeship in Agriculture’ event was hosted by Lantra Scotland, the sector skills council for land-based, aquaculture and environmental industries, and supported by SRUC  […]

Off-roading isn’t just a boys’ game

Off-roading isn’t just a boys’ game

The Defender is the 20-year-old FdSc Veterinary Nursing student’s first car, having selected it more than two years ago, due to living on a 120-cow dairy farm. Sally from Higher Kinnerton is now a member of the Harper Adams 4×4 Club. She said: “I was a little worried about joining the club at first, but […]

Bequest funds IBERS PhD research scholarships

Bequest funds IBERS PhD research scholarships

In September 2014, two students at Aberystwyth University will begin their PhD studies in their chosen fields thanks to Owen Thomas Williams Price, the eldest son of a Breconshire farmer who made a significant contribution to the agricultural industry during his lifetime. Born in 1924, Owen Price came to Aberystwyth University to study Agricultural Economics […]

The Village dairy that’s become cream of the crop

The Village dairy that’s become cream of the crop

It’s nearly thirty years since Gareth Roberts decided to start experimenting with new milk products on his Denbighshire farm. Diversification was not such a well used phrase at the time but that didn’t stop Gareth and Falmai, his wife, exploring the possibilities, and what is now a household brand name, Llaeth y Llan, was born. […]

New training set to harvest growth

New training set to harvest growth

Agronomists, farmers and growers can benefit from a new training academy which will help keep people working in agricultural businesses of all sizes up to date with the latest industry technologies and techniques. Officially launching today at Cereals, the Agri-tech Register and Training for Innovation and Skills (ARTIS) academy is unlike other training programmes currently […]

Farm & Country School’s education day another big success

Farm & Country School’s education day another big success

Over seven hundred primary school children enjoyed a hand’s on day learning about farming and food at the second Farm & Country Day held within the Exhibition Halls at the Royal Cornwall Showground, which will play host once again on the 5, 6 & 7th June to the Royal Cornwall Show. After the overwhelming success […]

Student investigates the best way to feed farmland birds

Student investigates the best way to feed farmland birds

22-year-old Tom Copestake is investigating how distance affects foraging for garden and farmland birds by using two types of seed mixes and three distances from the hedgerow. The study, which is for his dissertation project, aims to find out how far the birds will risk travelling from cover and whether the quality of the food […]

Avoiding the land-based skills shortage

Avoiding the land-based skills shortage

The Baroness Young of Old Scone hosted an event on Thursday which saw the launch of an updated report on the future skills and employment needs of the land-based and environmental industries. The key findings from the report identified significant employee and skills shortages in the UK over the next decade. The land-based and environmental […]

FUW welcomes second year of Llyndy Scholarship

FUW welcomes second year of Llyndy Scholarship

Following the success of the first ever Wales YFC and the National Trust Eryri Scholarship last year, the search has begun for the second Llyndy Isaf Scholar. The scholarship gives the successful applicant the chance to run a 614 acre upland livestock unit in the Nant Gwynant Valley known as Llyndy Isaf. FUW agricultural education […]

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