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Training Programme Seeks Farmer Mentors

28 October 2014

UK – Aspiring dairy farmers are being urged to join a new business training programme.

Entrepreneurs in Dairying is a 12 month course, starting in December, run by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers.

Launched this year, the programme offers training in specialist areas to those without a future on a family farm.

“To complement the training, each student is offered a specialist mentor in conjunction with the respective college, and matched to the needs of the individual student in their locality,” said programme manager Emily Egan.

“Mentoring is an important element to business training which has been sadly lacking in agriculture which can be a very lonely career, whilst it is commonplace in other sectors.”

Courses will run at three colleges; Newton Rigg, Cumbria: Llysfasi and Glynllifon Colleges, North Wales; and Cannington, Somerset.

Mrs Egan added: “We believe that our course participants will benefit from a ‘guardian angel’ to call up to discuss issues which will enable them to make better business decisions for themselves.”


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