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Harper Adams experts provide training for Zambian farmers

Harper Adams experts provide training for Zambian farmers

Lecturers from Harper Adams University taught Zambian farmers about farm management and agricultural mechanisation during a two-day course recently. Principal Lecturer, Dr Keith Chaney and Martin Wilkinson, Senior Lecturer in Farm Business Management and Economics, travelled to the Future Farm near Lusaka to give training to delegates, which included farmers, commercial companies and AGCO staff. […]

Student success at South of England Showground

Student success at South of England Showground

Over 70 students with special educational needs from colleges across Sussex and Kent visited the South of England Showground to put the skills learnt at their colleges and schools to the test at the annual Jim Green Memorial Competition. Now in its 16th year, the competition held in memory of a former Chairman and founding […]

Pest management expert to lead neonicotinoid research

Pest management expert to lead neonicotinoid research

Harper Adams University has further strengthened its pest management expertise by welcoming a visiting professor with more than 25 years of experience. Professor Keith Walters will initially lead research in two areas – the integrated pest management of thrips, and the environmental impact of neonicotinoids – a group of pesticides that have been linked to […]

SRUC students take the treble at the LANTRA Awards!

SRUC students take the treble at the LANTRA Awards!

Three students from Scotland’s Rural College took home top prizes at the LANTRA award ceremony held at the Dunblane Hydro. A total of 26 awards were presented across 13 categories, prizes which recognise and promote the talent and effort of students and apprentices in the land-based sector. David James, SRUC Assistant Principal Further Education, said: […]

Kayleigh engineers her way to victory!

Kayleigh engineers her way to victory!

Its National Apprenticeship Week and Walford and North Shropshire College (WNSC) are marking the occasion by showcasing its ‘Star Apprentices’ from across the region. One such apprentice is Kayleigh Fisher aged 27 from Dudley who is currently working towards her Level 3 Agricultural Engineering Apprenticeship at Lister Road Garage, Dudley. When Kayleigh first started her […]

Graduation day for 2013 John Deere technicians

Graduation day for 2013 John Deere technicians

A total of 19 young service technicians have graduated from the latest John Deere Ag Tech, Parts Tech and Turf Tech advanced apprenticeship programmes, run by national training provider Babcock. Iain Bond from dealer Sharmans Agricultural Ltd of Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire was named ag & turf apprentice of the year, while parts apprentice of […]

Environment Minister launches Agricultural Engineering Innovation Centre

Environment Minister launches Agricultural Engineering Innovation Centre

Lord de Mauley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for natural environment and science, conducted the official opening of The Agricultural Engineering Innovation Centre (AEIC). The Environment Minister said: “Harper Adams’s new £2.9m Agricultural Engineering Innovation Centre for precision agriculture is a world class example of the innovation and agri-engineering expertise we have in the UK. […]

AGCO Parts helps develop skills in next generation of Young Farmers

AGCO Parts helps develop skills in next generation of Young Farmers

AGCO Parts is supporting NFYFC’s Youth Forum – a steering group that was set up to represent the views of younger members of the Federation. The group help to develop ideas for competitions and events that will appeal to members under the age of 18, as well as take an active role in the British […]

New engineering courses set up by BMC and Grimme

Grimme UK and BMC have joined forces to offer two Level 4 programmes in Land based Engineering and Business Management. The two organisations have been working in partnership to develop a series of higher level programmes that would provide engineering businesses with their next generation of leaders. The idea behind the partnership is to offer […]

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