The new DairyPro training scheme was officially launched at the Livestock 2012 show in Birmingham today.

Speaking at a seminar, vice chairman of the scheme and Farmers Weekly livestock farmer focus writer Tom Rawson said:  “I’m passionate about training – I’m keen on developing my staff because that’s going to help develop my business.”

The scheme, which is an implementation of a formal CPD training programme for dairy farmers and workers, aims to support and encourage the industry to develop and adopt skills, he added.

There are three membership options to the scheme – student, full member and associate – and it costs £20 +VAT a year to join, while students can register for free.

The scheme offers CPD points for industry events, workshops and online modules, including some Farmers Weekly Academy courses, and covers all bases including health and welfare, production, business management etc.

For more information and to sign up go to dairypro.co.uk

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