College to Coordinate Funded Placements for Farmers

Oswestry, United Kingdom, October 11, 2017 --( North Shropshire College (NSC) is offering farmers the chance to add value to their farm produce, and to develop their business by undertaking study placements in Italy and Sweden. The tours are being organised throughout 2018 by NSC’s Enterprise and Development department, as part of the Erasmus+ programme, and offer an ideal fact finding all expenses paid experience for people associated with the farming and agricultural businesses.

Participants in the programme will be visiting and learning about different farming and farm business practices. As well as this, groups will be able to visit a wide range of businesses that are involved in various types of farm diversification enterprises. By visiting these enterprises farmers will learn about a variety of areas from organic product business operations and techniques, spelt and rice production, pedigree sheep and cattle production and even cured meat, herbs and basil growing techniques. There will also be the opportunity to learn about marketing support organisations and how to best get products from the farm to the market place.

The group will be accompanied by college representatives, as well as a professional interpreter who will be present for seminars and visits. Basic language and cultural training will also be given so that participants can make the most of the tour, and there will also be the opportunity for sight-seeing and cultural visits at the weekend and evenings.

Katie Edwards, Business and Community Development Officer at NSC comments, “We are delighted to be offering such an important and well-rounded opportunity for our participants, it is an ideal opportunity to gain important cultural and business experience and we hope it will help them to build on the successes that they have already achieved.”

If you are interested in taking part in the overseas placements, please contact Katie Edwards via or call our Enterprise and Development department on 01939 262154.
North Shropshire College
Lucy Evans
01691 688039