We are excited to be running the pioneering New Farmer Programme again in 2016 – a vocational training and work placement programme for anyone wanting to develop their food growing, local marketing and small business skills. The programme is delivered by growers and farmers running successful local food businesses and includes:
- A season’s work experience on a host farm, croft or smallholding in Scotland, including structured mentoring;
- 10 monthly two-day teaching blocks, with a mix of expert inputs, peer learning, group assignments, individual assignments, study visits, as well as weekly coursework on-line;
- Support with taking the next step during and after the programme from the Nourish team and the New Farmer network;
- A recognised award or qualification.
You can find more information here on the Nourish website. If you’re interested in taking part, please fill in an ‘Expression of Interest form’, downloadable from the website, as soon as possible, to give us an idea of numbers for next year. The 2016 course will commence in March 2016. Also, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or call our office at 0131 226 1497.