4 June 1999

Welsh opening

ALUN Michael, First Secretary of the National Assembly for Wales, is officially to open an agricultural resource centre near Carmarthen.

Phase one of Carmarthenshire Colleges £1.8m development opened 17 months ago.

It uses a new 200-cow dairy unit and the college farm for trials, technology transfer and the demonstration of best commercial farming techniques as part of the multi centre Practice into Profit project.

The centre is also providing one-stop advice on farm diversification and the grants and services available to would be entrepreneurs.