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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 […]

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 […]

Arla and Dairy Pro announce ground-breaking training collaboration

Arla and Dairy Pro announce ground-breaking training collaboration

Professional development register Dairy Pro has reached a ground-breaking agreement with the UK’s largest dairy company, farmer-owned cooperative Arla, in which Arla UK farmer members engaged in its Sustainable Dairy Farming Growing Together programme will be able to register all their development activity through the Dairy Pro scheme. Arla’s sustainable dairy farming programme involves a […]

Easton & Otley College scoop Young Engineers’ Competition two years in a row

Easton & Otley College scoop Young Engineers’ Competition two years in a row

A team from Easton & Otley college has won the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) Young Engineers competition two years running. An apprentice from GreenMech Ltd, studying at Warwickshire college was runner-up. The team beat off competition from 11 other teams from UK landbased colleges at the event held at GreenMech Ltd, the manufacturer of […]

Drone pilot agricultural awareness course launched at LAMMA

Drone pilot agricultural awareness course launched at LAMMA

BASIS has launched an accreditation for pilots of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or drones in response to the increasing use of this technology in agriculture. The new BASIS Agricultural Awareness for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Operators module, launched at LAMMA in January 2015, is a stand-alone course which will provide drone pilots with appropriate agricultural […]

Praise for Harper Adams University’s world-leading agriculture research

Praise for Harper Adams University’s world-leading agriculture research

The UK Science Minister has heaped praise upon Harper Adams university for its world-leading teaching and research, for its continuing focus on agriculture and for “applying it to the cutting edge of technology”. Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, Greg Clark MP, toured engineering and farm facilities at Harper Adams on Friday after signing the […]

Dealer apprentices graduate with honours

Dealer apprentices graduate with honours

AGCO celebrated recently with the latest group of technicians to graduate from the Dealer Apprentice Scheme at a special awards event held at Warwickshire College. 2014 sees the fifteenth crop of students to graduate from a scheme that has seen over two hundred future technicians develop their skills and go on to successful careers in […]

Farmers urged to register for training before deadline

Farmers urged to register for training before deadline

The Farmers’ Union of Wales is urging farmers to ensure they make the most of the funding available for training under the current Rural Development Plan before it closes to new applications on Friday of next week (November 28). “Whilst the training itself can be undertaken up to March 2015, farmers must ensure they have […]

Young farmers get business ready with NatWest

Young farmers get business ready with NatWest

Agriculture experts at NatWest have teamed up with the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs to deliver business specific training to budding farmers and entrepreneurs. The training, which will be delivered across the UK, will cover basic skills in business management from making a business plan, cash management and tenancy training. Ian Burrow, head of […]

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