RABDF/Defra Farm Health Planning Award

Open to students studying at agriculture colleges in England, entrants will be asked to prepare a short essay demonstrating their understanding of the current barriers in adopting health planning on dairy and beef farms and how these could be overcome at farm level.

Participating colleges are required to select two essays submitted by students, which will then go forward for assessment before a panel of judges comprising of RABDF, Defra and industry representatives.  

The winning essay will receive a £500 cash prize and a further £500 for his/her college, with remaining finaslists each receiving £100, with awards being presented at the Dairy Event on Wednesday 19 September.

Aiming to encourage a wider uptake of proactive health plans on livestock units, this new award is designed to raise awareness among future farmers of the benefits of going one step further and practising proactive health planning, according to RABDF chief executive, Nick Everington. 

For more information on the RABDF/Defra Farm Health Planning Award contact RABDF (0845 458 2711; office@rabdf.co.uk).


See more