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Where are tomorrow's agricultural engineers?
19-09-2014 06:59 AM | Education, Machinery and Equipment, News
Where are tomorrow's agricultural engineers?
A snap poll of leading figures from the education and training sector reveals the agricultural engineering industry is still finding it a challenge to...
FUW brings taste of rural life to Cardiff Country Fair
The Farmers' Union of Wales will welcome visitors to the Cardiff Country Fair at the end of the month with a taste of rural life and food production i...
15-09-2014 16:46 PM | Education, News
Final Meeting of GLAD Partnership Project
The partnership included representatives from the UK, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and French Guiana. Phil Ridley, WNSC Enterprise and Developmen...
02-09-2014 11:54 AM | Education, News
FUW concerned about the impact of fly-tipping on farm and common land
Whilst welcoming the Welsh governments draft strategy for dealing with fly tipped waste, the Farmers’ Union of Wales remains concerned that fly-tippin...
05-08-2014 10:32 AM | Diversification, Education, News
FUW promotes family farm businesses at Eisteddfod
The Farmers' Union of Wales will highlight the importance of family farms and their links to the wider rural community during the National Eisteddfod ...
01-08-2014 02:48 AM | Education, News
Centres of agricultural innovation welcomed
The Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) welcomes the government’s proposal to create Centres for Agricultural Innovation that includes the t...
22-07-2014 16:55 PM | Education, News
New sector wide food and farming educational resource announced
Countryside Classroom, a sector-wide collaboration, will promote learning both in the natural environment and in the classroom as it announces the dev...
22-07-2014 11:58 AM | Education, News, Shows and Events
Nine young farmers benefit from travel scholarship
Nine young farmers from across Wales have financially benefited from this year’s Gareth Raw Rees Memorial Travel Scholarship. A total of £1,950 has be...
16-06-2014 07:13 AM | Education, News, Shows and Events
New agricultural training academy launched at Cereals
A new training academy, which will help agronomists, farmers and growers with the latest industry technologies, was officially launched at Cereals eve...
23-04-2014 04:58 AM | Education, Finance, News
Bursaries scheme to bring new talent into rural professions
A new scheme to give future rural professionals a financial boost has been announced by Harper Adams University. Twenty students starting at the un...
19-03-2014 02:40 AM | Education, News, Pigs
Scholarships draw students into pig industry
Four students have won scholarships that should help them forge careers in the UK pig industry. The new BPEX Scholarships at Harper Adams Universit...
03-03-2014 04:15 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, Dairy, Education, News
National Dairy Apprenticeship programme at Plumpton College
National Dairy Apprenticeship programme at Plumpton College Just ahead of National Apprentice Week, Plumpton College and LKL Services Ltd have join...
19-02-2014 01:04 AM | Education, News
New degree in Sustainable Agriculture launched at Hertfordshire
A new undergraduate degree aimed at tackling concerns of food security and sustainability is now recruiting for 2014. The BSc (Hons) in Sustainable...
13-02-2014 03:32 AM | News, Veterinary News, Animal Health, Deer, Education
Bristol veterinary society hosts national student congress
What farmers will want from their veterinary surgeon in the future was one of the subjects discussed at the Farm Annual Veterinary Society’s 2014 cong...
07-02-2014 01:01 AM | Education, News, Sheep, Shows and Events, Alpacas, Cattle, Dairy
Spring Lambing Day at Walford Campus
The Walford Campus has over 90 different species of animal ranging from a 275 strong dairy herd to Alpacas, Meerkats and Chinchillas. You will have an...
04-02-2014 02:53 AM | Animal Health, Education, News, Veterinary News
UK's top animal health students named
The UK’s top three animal health advisors, known as SQPs (Suitably Qualified Persons), have been named at the AHDA (Animal Health Distributors Associa...
01-02-2014 05:31 AM | Education, News, Shows and Events
Shropshire college opens final phase of rural skills centre
Walford and North Shropshire College has officially opened the final phase of its Rural Skills Centre. The £3.2 million investment has created dedi...
EnviTec Biogas Takes On Apprentice
With the renewables energy sector on a growth curve, EnviTec Biogas UK has taken on its first apprentice to support its service delivery for farmers, ...
03-12-2013 16:22 PM | Education, News
Powys students reveal strong views on farming in FUW bursary head-to-head
Strong views about the future of farming were expressed when two Aberystwyth University first-year agriculture students went head-to-head in the final...
EnviTec Biogas reports record numbers at Nextgen 2013
Farmers and landowners are becoming increasingly aware of the range of options to produce renewable energy on their sites, according to feedback from ...
Biogas launches new compact plant at Nextgen 2013
EnviTec Biogas UK will be showcasing its new anaerobic digestion (AD) compact unit, which delivers the company’s renowned quality in a compact design,...
26-09-2013 12:17 PM | Education, Husbandry Advice, News, Sheep
Farm college students learn how to buy rams fit for purpose
A genetics showcase and field day for lamb producers organised by Farmers’ Union of Wales Carmarthenshire county chairman Catherine Nakielny at Gelli ...
06-09-2013 17:25 PM | Arable, Crops, Education, News
Stewardship initiative offering CPD points at industry events
Those visiting the Say NO to DRIFT stewardship initiative stand at upcoming arable events have the opportunity to earn NRoSO and BASIS points. Over...
03-09-2013 15:16 PM | Education, News
FUW launches Christmas card competition for primary schools
Primary school pupils from all over Wales are once again being invited to enter a Christmas card design competition organised by the Farmers’ Union of...
03-09-2013 03:15 AM | Education, News, Shows and Events
NFU on the hunt for agriculture's rising stars
The new tranche of “Farming Ambassadors” courses are being launched this week for the National Farmers' Union East and West Midlands and North East re...
30-07-2013 03:55 AM | Appointments, Education, News
Female principal to head-up Berkshire College of Agriculture
The Board of Berkshire College of Agriculture has appointed Gillian May as its Principal and Chief Executive with effect from 1st September 2013. M...
05-07-2013 01:07 AM | Education, News
Passion for plant pathology leads to research degree
A passion for plant pathology has helped to secure agriculture student, Alexander McCormack, a PhD studentship at Harper Adams University and a spot i...
07-06-2013 10:21 AM | Dairy, Education, News
Dairy Academy initiative launched at Royal Bath and West
The inaugural Fresh Start Dairy Academy in the South West, covering Somerset, Devon and the area surrounding Cannington Centre was officially launched...
20-05-2013 12:41 PM | Education, Finance, News, Sheep
Top FUW bursary students plan sheep breeding careers
Two 16-year-olds studying at the same North Wales agricultural college who both run their own sheep flock have been chosen as the first winners of the...
27-03-2013 12:09 PM | Education, News, Renewables
Environmental groups 'alarmed' at curriculum changes
Climate change is expected to be dropped from the English curriculum for under 14-year olds which has been described by environmental groups as 'alarm...
04-02-2013 12:11 PM | Education, News
University of East Anglia to deliver £1.5 million agricultural training programme
Farmers will be able to develop vital new skills in marketing and sustainable land management - thanks to a £1.5 million Defra-funded training program...
09-01-2013 12:18 PM | Diversification, Education, News, Top Tips
Midlands rural business experts launch first book
Julie White and Nick Platt of Growing Rural Enterprise have worked together assisting rural businesses in the UK and overseas for over 14 years, from ...
20-06-2012 03:58 AM | Education, News
Congratulations to graduating New Holland technicians
There were celebrations as a fresh group of apprentices graduated this month from New Holland’s special three-year course to equip its dedicated team ...
20-06-2012 03:53 AM | Education, News
Applications open for 2012 OFC/RASE applied science award
Applications are now open for the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) and Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) ‘Practice with Science’ Award spons...
20-06-2012 03:42 AM | Education, News
John Deere launch new training prospectus
John Deere highlighted its award-winning engineering apprenticeship programme at Cereals 2012 with the publication of a new training prospectus, as pa...
14-06-2012 10:28 AM | Education, News
Nuffield launches arable award
A new arable award has been launched by Nuffield Farming Scholarships backed by thje HGCA. It will be open to candidates in the arable sector or relat...
08-06-2012 13:06 PM | Education, News
Deadline looms for farming scholarship applications
Nuffield Farming Scholarships have implemented a major date change to their application calendar, bringing the closing date for applications significa...
24-04-2012 07:47 AM | Education, News
University of Reading ’best for agriculture’
The Complete University Guide 2013 has voted Reading as the best university in the United Kingdom for agriculture. Reading has featured among the t...
20-01-2012 14:24 PM | Arable, Cereal, Education, Crops, News
Get on the right track with The UK Pesticide Guide 2012
The latest edition of The UK Pesticide Guide is now in stock and is a “must-have” reference book for anyone using, or advising on, pesticide produ...
10-01-2012 13:32 PM | Education, News, Shows and Events
University lecturer to address NFU conference
Prysor Williams, a Lecturer in Environmental Management at Bangor University, will be guest speaker at Glamorgan NFU Cymru Annual Conference on Wednes...
01-12-2011 06:25 AM | Education, Market Reports, News
Adopting Smartphones and social networking by European farmers
A survey of farmers conducted by the Kleffmann Group has indicated that one in ten European farmers own a Smartphone and a similar percentage (9%) use...
21-09-2011 16:42 PM | Education, News
Start a new life journey with a Nuffield Farming Scholarship
APPLICATIONS INVITED UP UNTIL 15TH NOVEMBER 2011 With a passion for their subject and the enthusiasm to inspire others, individuals in the fields ...
03-09-2011 18:07 PM | Education, Poultry, News
Training course helps egg producers increase production and profitability
A training programme to help commercial egg producers increase their production and profitability is being held in Cheshire for the first time. The...
08-08-2011 08:04 AM | Education, News
Rural apprenticeship scheme 'clears first hurdle'
Ambitious plans to teach rural land management skills to Lake District youngsters via modern apprenticeship schemes have moved a step nearer and could...
26-05-2011 08:19 AM | Education, News
SAC to lead rural training programme in Cumbria
SAC is to lead a two year rural training programme for the farming, food and forestry sectors in Cumbria. The signing of the contract, for a £1.7m pro...
13-05-2011 14:04 PM | Education, Crops, News, Shows and Events
New opportunity for postgraduate students at CropWorld Global 2011
CropWorld Global 2011, to be held at ExCel, London from 31 October to 2 November, is an internationally focused, three-day conference and exhibition p...
06-04-2011 16:10 PM | Education, News
Agriculture spin-out wins business competition
Students behind a biotech spin-out company that aims to provide the agriculture world with an alternative to pesticides have won a business competitio...
Devon landowners offered free course in grassland management
Staff from Devon Wildlife Trust’s (DWT) Working Wetlands project, are planning a free training event this month to help local landowners in the ...
09-03-2011 16:25 PM | Education, Crops, News
Potato seed suppliers back schools project
’Grow Your Own Potatoes’ from Potato Council is flourishing. The educational project for primary school pupils continues to expand, with 1...
02-03-2011 08:30 AM | Education, News
Agricultural degree helps dispel frankenfood myth
A groundbreaking new course at the University of East Anglia (UEA) will explore the cutting edge agricultural techniques needed to feed a rocketing gl...
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