Seventy students from one of Denmark’s leading agricultural colleges have visited Claydon to learn about the company’s Opti-Till system.
As part of a tour of arable, dairy and fruit farms in central and eastern England, the visit was organised by Steen Olesen of Brørup Tractor & Machinery ApA at Brørup, Claydon’s importer for Denmark, in conjunction with the Asmildkloster Landbrugsskole agricultural college in Viborg.
With lecturer Brendt Jensen, the students toured the Claydon facilities, as well as seeing the E.T. Claydon and Sons 800-acre arable farm and enjoying lunch with the Claydon staff in the company’s new offices.
“This is the third time that we have welcomed students from Asmildkloster Landbrugsskole to the Claydon factory and farm,” said Jacob Darby, export territory manager for Scandinavia. “The visit provided an opportunity for us to show them what we do and explain how our products help farmers to meet agronomic and legislative challenges.
“It was also an opportunity to find out what is important to them and get their views on the future of farming because as the next generation of agricultural industry professionals they will be making the key business decisions in the years ahead.”
One major concern voiced by the students was the adverse impact of decisions being made by politicians, in their own country, throughout Europe and globally. Many reportedly saw the Claydon system as part of the solution for farming more efficiently.
During the visit, Jeff Claydon, founder and chief executive, explained the benefits of the Opti-Till system. In the following discussion, he encouraged the students to question everything when making decisions about they farm.