NFU Sugar, in conjunction with British Sugar, islaunching its 2015 Sugar Industry Programme (SIP); an initiative designed toengage younger growers through a dedicated training and development programme.
Now in its fifth year, the programme willsee a new group of young growers learn about the sugar beet sector includinghow the factory operates, how NFU Sugar lobbies in Westminster and Brussels,seed production and industry research.
Newparticipants will take part in a comprehensive programme spread over individualdays between December 2014 and March 2015. Participants will travel to Brusselsand visit the IRBAB, Raffinerie Tirlemontoise and SESVanderHave. They will also visitthe British Sugar factory in Wissington, the British Beet ResearchOrganisations Innovation Centre and will go to Westminster to learn how theNFU lobbies and influences policy.
NFUSugar board chairman William Martin said: The aim of this programme is to giveyounger growers a real and valuable experience of the work of both the NFU andBritish Sugar and for them to take home some new skills in the process.
Theprogramme has been running since 2010 and has been hugely successful so far,receiving praise and plaudits from participants and those involved.
- Applications to join SIP 2015 are currentlyinvited. For more information please contact Emma Mundy on 0247685 8616 or [email protected].
- The closing date for 2015 applications isFriday October 31 2014.