A new business course for dairy producers is now open for applications, offering expert training and networking opportunities.
The Entrepreneurs in Dairying (EID) course will offer specialist instruction on business efficiency and key factors in working and running a dairy farm.
The eleven-day course will be delivered between September and December and will consist of face-to-face and live virtual training, delivered across three UK sites.
- Wales, Midlands and Eastern
- South, South West and South East
- North, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Training will cover topics such as understanding the milk market and supply chain, tax and trading, people management, business planning, finance and future opportunities.
Expert tutors will be on hand, including Tony Evans, senior business consultant from the Andersons Centre; Sian Bushell, succession planning expert; and leadership and management experts Real Success.
In addition, sponsor HSBC will be running a session looking at access to funding.
The course is now in its tenth year and has seen more than 400 applicants complete the training. It’s sponsored by HSBC and managed by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) in collaboration with AHDB Dairy, the NFU and The Andersons Centre.
Applications are welcome from people of any age and background, with some dairying experience. The fee is £450 (excluding VAT) and includes a final two-day session, with a farm visit and a day at the NFU headquarters at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.
Fore more information go to www.rabdf.co.uk. Sponsored places are available through First Milk, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and Saputo.