29 May 2015 | Online since 2003



James Rebanks, Land Rover & The Prince’s Countryside Fund rural bursary


James Rebanks, of Penruddock, Cumbria, was awarded the Bursary to help develop his family’s Sheep farm and Sheep School project. James’ family-run farm business is very traditional and runs the native local breeds – the Herdwick and the Swaledale. It is operated in an environmentally friendly manner with various conservation projects on the land. The farm has a huge following on Twitter with 1000’s of followers from around the world. James and his wife, Helen, are currently in the midst of developing ‘The Herdwick Sheep School,’ which aims to bring school groups, and small groups of visitors on to the farm to learn about the ancient traditions and farming techniques of the Lake District. The family have just completed a ‘sheep shed classroom’.

James applied to the Land Rover Bursary scheme to help both with the day-to-day farm business and to make the farm accessible for visitors to the Sheep School. James needs a suitable vehicle for tackling the varied rural terrain and one that will go on to help in his quest to educate visitors about farming and food. The new Bursary Freelander 2 he will now receive will help him to do just that.

James commented, “We are genuinely excited to be one of the first ever candidates to receive The Prince’s Countryside Fund Land Rover Bursary. We have recently invested in one of the notable flocks of Herdwick sheep in the Lake District, taking on the responsibility for farming them on their mountain range home. This unique landscape requires a tough all-terrain vehicle and a Freelander 2 is the perfect answer. We plan on using it to help us do our bit to continue the skills, traditions and way of life that is farming in Cumbria and to take our business forwards. We think that the way the Lake District is farmed by a few dozen families is really important and we want to do our bit to explain it to the wider world and the next generation.”




Download




Comments


No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment

To post comment without approval login or register

Display name

Please enter your name

Email (optional)
Comment

Please enter your comment

Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.

Some error on your process.Please try one more time.



Jobs


17 May 2015
Job for Nursery Person in Wholesale Nursery >> Kuntsford
Working within a team you will be carrying out all duties associated with a nursery. Moving containers using a tele-loader, w...

29 May 2015
Research & Knowledge Transfer Manager
De Lacy Executive are seeking to recruit a Research and Knowledge Transfer Manager for a leading organisation. You will be re...

8 June 2015
Job for Experienced Tractor Driver  Selby
Experienced Tractor Driver required to operate JD 8360 and under take all cultivations on a 2000 acre arable business in Selb...

1 July 2015
Job for Harvest Tractor Driver >>>> Bury St Edmunds<<<<
4500 ac farm business looking for an experienced hard working reliable tractor driver for the harvest period. You will be wor...

29 May 2015
Job on a 180 cow Ayr calving  dairy farm for a  milker /gfw
dairy farm based nr telford, shropshire 180 ayr calving holstien cows. Tmr fed, cubicle housed and ,grazing ,20/40 hb pa...



Top stories you may have missed
15 May 2015 | Arable

Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead is calling on the Europ...


15 May 2015 | Finance

As the country settles down following the turmoil of the general election, ...


14 May 2015 | Animal Health

New research from the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge has found that ...


13 May 2015 | Animal Health

A new publication to help farmers prevent sheep lameness and offer advice o...


12 May 2015 | Agri Safety

The Farmers’ Union of Wales is putting the spotlight on Liver fluke at next...


5 May 2015 | News

The UK is now third in the global rankings for utility-scale solar energy a...


29 April 2015 | Agri Safety

A recent Rural Watch demonstration and information event gave Farmers’ Unio...


24 April 2015 | Meat Processing

Retailers should confirm their commitments to sourcing UK lamb this season,...


15 April 2015 | Meat Processing

A leading retailer has apologised after selling imported lamb in a Borders ...


9 April 2015 | Finance

The time has come for landlords to expect to see reductions in farm rents, ...