Farmers urged to grab training grants

Farmers in Yorkshire and Humberside have just one year left to take advantage of a £1m training programme.


The LandSkills scheme, which is managed by training provider Lantra, includes a diverse range of subjects, from agronomy to herd health.

Launched in 2008 with a total budget of £3m, it has so far been responsible for the instruction of some 3500 farmers, foresters and growers.

Now just a third of that total remains, available only until February 2011, and Lantra is urging producers to apply as soon as possible.

“Those that have a training need should apply now to ensure that they access this funding because once it’s gone, it’s gone,” said LandSkills programme manager Julie Hamilton.

“We want as many farmers, foresters and growers as possible to apply for the 70% funding available so that they can improve the efficiency of their businesses through skills development.”

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