Pancake Day: do you know where your ingredients come from?

Over 1,000 young pancake lovers from Pembrokeshire had a chance to learn how the ingredients for their favourite dessert are produced locally ahead of Pancake Day 2024. 

Free toolkit published to help farmers explore new sources of income 

A free and interactive farming toolkit has been published today, aiming to empower farmers to understand nature markets and help them determine whether they could provide a suitable new income stream for their business. 

UK’s first regenerative agriculture graduates look to the future

On Friday 8th September, the UK’s first BSc (Hons) Regenerative Agriculture students celebrated their success at a well-attended graduation ceremony at Writtle University College (WUC).

AgriScot Business Skills Competition offers £1000 cash prize

The AgriScot Business Skills Competition, sponsored by NFU Mutual and supported by Scotland’s Rural College, looks to support aspiring young professionals by encouraging them to think about the skills required to manage an agricultural business, whilst also connecting them with mentors and networks, to help with their personal and professional development. 

Pilot project to help farmers inspire the next generation

A project being launched by Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF) Education and AHDB will be offering 20 farmers from England and Wales fully funded training to deliver memorable on-farm experiences and help school children better connect with food and farming.

LEAF Education launches first national primary schools farming competition

LEAF Education, the lead agri-education organisation in England and Wales, has seen a hugely positive response from schools to the experiential food and farming related national primary school competition, titled ‘All for Farm and Food for All’. 

Inclusive Farm to give disabled students new opportunities in Scotland

Inclusive Farm is seeking partners to support the development of a farm in Scotland, providing young people with disabilities with a route into agriculture.

We Eat Balanced campaign returns with spotlight on ‘British’ meat and dairy

AHDB’s We Eat Balanced campaign will be promoting home-grown meat and dairy using the term ‘British’ for the first time, following a rule change that will allow the organisation to better showcase support to UK farmers.

Sustainability is at the heart of the 2023 Autumn Farming Conference

Aimed at farmers, growers, landowners and the wider agricultural sector, the Autumn Farming Conference is organised by Larking Gowen, a major regional independent accountancy partnership and one of the UK’s top 40 accountancy firms, in conjunction with the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), the membership organisation for owners of land, property and businesses in rural England and Wales.

Climate challenges push farmers towards nature-friendly solutions

Nature-friendly farming solutions could offer a way forward for farmers dealing with the impact of climate change and the need to keep their farms profitable, according to a recent webinar organised by the Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN).

Hartpury College receives £2.4 million funding boost ahead of agriculture T Levels launch

Hartpury College will receive almost £1 million in government funding to upgrade two agricultural engineering workshops at its Gloucestershire campus and a further £1.4m to purchase cutting-edge equipment ahead of launching three new agriculture T Levels in 2024.

Mutual growth at the centre of Anglia Ruskin and Writtle merger plan

Writtle University College, one of the UK’s leading providers of land-based courses, has recently announced plans to merge with Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), a move that will enhance the offering and research capabilities of both institutions.

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