Leadership courses available for farmers

Farmers are urged to take part in a course which aims to help them become better leaders.

The leadership courses, run by the Rural Development Programme for England and AHDB, are part of a series of workshops in key aspects of running a productive and profitable business.

The courses run from 19 September until 30 January 2014 covering different areas of leadership such as communication skills, decision-making, time management, negotiation skills and succession planning.

Workshops will take place in West Yorkshire, Stafford, Cirencester and Bury St Edmunds.

Tess Howe, project manager for external industry skills development at AHDB, said the workshops would be practical and hands-on, helping farmers become more effective leaders.

“Apart from the full-day succession planning sessions, each day has been designed so that farmers can choose to attend either in the morning, afternoon or for a whole day double-session,” she said.

A half-day costs £15 plus VAT and a full day £30 plus VAT.

Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis – call Sarah Akerman on 0247 647 8955 or email sarah.akerman@ahdb.org.uk for more information.


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