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Upland farm start-up course
12:58pm Friday 20th September 2013 in Farming
THE deadline is fast approaching for a course designed to help individuals and couples who want to become upland farmers.
The North Yorkshire Fresh Start Uplands Academy is offering 20 places each for both the North Yorkshire Moors and North Yorkshire Dales upland areas.
The target applicant age is 18 to 45 and there is a degree of emphasis on developing business skills, preparing tenancy applications, financial and business planning.
Training takes place at the Askham Bryan College centre at Thirsk auction mart with practical visits to working upland farms.
The course starts on November 5 and is spread over three days and four evenings this winter. It costs £50 for individuals or £75 for couples. The deadline is September 30.
Full details from Graham Bulmer, co-ordinator, on 07734-079459. Application forms can be downloaded from newtonrigg.ac.uk/uplands/fresh start.
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