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12 February 2019 | Education,News,Renewables and Environment

A new bursary which encourages sustainable farming practices has been launched for six students under the age of 35. Jordans Cereals and the Prince...

Sustainable farming bursary worth £3k to be awarded to six students

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11 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Education,News,Rural Life

A week-long campaign which aims to highlight the importance of mental health for those who work in the farming industry has been launched. Poor men...

Campaign to highlight importance of farmers' mental health

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5 February 2019 | Education,Machinery and Equipment,News,Products

The world's first centre for doctoral training in agricultural automation and robotics is to be opened in Lincolnshire. The new training centre in ...

UK to launch world’s first doctoral agri-robotics training centre

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29 January 2019 | Education,News

A petition which calls on the government to introduce agriculture as a compulsory subject up to year 9 and an option for GCSE has been launched. Th...

Petition calls for food and farming to be made a school subject

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23 January 2019 | Cattle,Education,Grassland,Meat,News,Produce,Shows and Events

An week-long initiative which aims to champion quality, British-produced beef as part of a balanced diet will return in April. Returning for its ni...

Week-long initiative to champion British beef returns in April

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21 January 2019 | Education,News,Shows and Events

Scholarships that facilitate personal development in the agricultural industry are now open for applications for 2020. Prospective scholars are bei...

2020 Nuffield Farming Scholarship applications now open

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17 January 2019 | Education,News,Rural Life

A new initiative to help ex-forces personnel looking to move into careers in the rural sector, including agriculture, is to be launched. The 'Rural...

New initiative to help ex-forces personnel move into agriculture

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16 January 2019 | Education,News,Rural Life

The search is on for the next generation of rural leaders and entrepreneurs in Wales with the new launch of this year's Agri Academy. The academy, ...

Search is on for Wales' next generation of rural leaders

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14 January 2019 | Education,Finance,News,Rural Life

The Southern Regional College have been awarded £48,000 to train people from both farming and non-farming backgrounds in agriculture and countryside m...

College awarded £48,000 to train 30 people in agriculture

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11 January 2019 | Education,News

Nine primary schools have won farm-related prizes after entering a UK-wide education competition organised by the NFU. The union has announced the ...

Winners announced for NFU’s Farmvention competition

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7 January 2019 | Education,News,NFU,Rural Life

More than 1,000 entries have been submitted to the NFU’s national education competition Farmvention from hundreds of primary schools across the countr...

NFU’s Farmvention competition closes with over 1,000 entries

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18 December 2018 | Education,News,NFU

Hundreds of primary schools have entered the NFU's first national education competition which will see a school turning into a farm for the day. Fa...

NFU's 'farmvention' initiative receives 600 entries from primary schools

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5 December 2018 | Animal Health,Education,News

A veterinary school has received a £1 million donation to establish a “living laboratory” for livestock. The proposed laboratory will be based with...

£1 million donation to establish a ‘living laboratory’ for livestock

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4 December 2018 | Cattle,Education,Meat,News,Sheep

A new UK-wide campaign is aiming to encourage and inspire the public to eat more lean red meat as a part of a balanced, healthy diet. The collectiv...

New campaign aims to get younger Brits eating more red meat

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29 November 2018 | Education,News,Rural Life

A campaign spearheaded by a former boy band member turned farmer to encourage British millenials to take up farming has been launched. The UK’s far...

Former JLS boyband member fronts campaign to get millenials farming

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26 November 2018 | Dairy,Education,News

The Holstein Young Breeders (HYB) Australian Exchange returns for a third year, with a passionate HYB member awarded the trip of a lifetime down under...

I’m a dairy farmer – get me out of here, to Australia!

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21 November 2018 | Education,Meat,News

More than 6,000 people have passed new meat education modules in a bid to increase support for the beef and lamb supply chain. At a time when organ...

Thousands take courses to increase support for red meat supply chain

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21 November 2018 | Education,News,Produce,Shows and Events

An organisation set up by farmers which teaches children in over 400 schools about the importance of local food and provenance has been awarded for th...

Food organisation set up by farmers awarded for educational efforts

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19 November 2018 | Education,News,Produce,Sheep

The University of Glasgow has created its own brand of knitting yarn made with wool from sheep reared on its own farm. Cochno Wool is a wool in fou...

University creates wool with sheep from its own farm

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15 November 2018 | Education,News

A new initiative has been developed which will help inspire young people to discover and research careers in farming. The learning resource, suppor...

New training resource to get teenagers excited about farming

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12 November 2018 | Animal Health,Education,News,Poultry

The first centre of its kind has been opened in the United Kingdom, combining commercial egg production with research and education. The Northern P...

New egg centre opens combining production and research

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7 November 2018 | Education,News

The Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust has announced the appointment of the 2019 Nuffield Scholars, who are to commence their studies and travels in n...

'Positive change in farming': 2019 Nuffield Farming Scholars announced

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2 November 2018 | Education,News

The search is on for farmers who are keen to enhance their business competitiveness with an overseas educational trip. The next intake of farmers k...

Application window open for major exchange programme

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2 November 2018 | Education,Feed and Forage,News,Pigs,Poultry

The pig and poultry sectors are on the lookout for two students to complete a 12 month paid scholarship placement, with both positions starting at £16...

Students wanted for paid placement in pig and poultry industry

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1 November 2018 | Crops and Cereals,Education,News

A new research project looking at the possibility of growing soybean in the UK as a profitable, low-carbon crop has received a £190,000 donation boost...

Boosted research to look at ways of growing soybean in UK

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