College students are invited to enter the RABDF/Defra Farm Health
Planning Award, a new awareness raising initiative for younger
members of the industry with more than £1,000 prize money
All entrants are required to prepare a short essay demonstrating
their understanding of the current barriers in adopting health
planning on dairy and / or beef units, and how they would overcome
those issues at farm level.
Open to students studying at an agriculture college in England,
participating colleges are required to select the two best essays
submitted by their students to go forward for assessment by a panel
of judges comprising RABDF, Defra and industry representatives.
The winning student will receive a £500 cash prize, and a
further £500 for his or her college to spend on a farm health
planning project. The remaining finalists will each receive £100.
The awards will be presented at the Dairy Event, on Wednesday 19
"During the last couple of years, RABDF has worked closely
with the Farm Health Planning Project, a joint initiative between
government and industry working to encourage wider uptake of proactive
health plans on livestock units," explains RABDF chief executive,
Nick Everington. "While herd health plans are not new, this
new award is designed to raise awareness among our future farmers
of the benefits of going that one step further and practicing proactive
health planning on dairy and beef farms."
For further information on the RABDF/Defra Farm Health Planning
Award, contact RABDF on 0845 4582711.
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