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Two New Members of Staff for Newton Rigg College

There are two new additions to the Newton Rigg College agriculture team, with former student Josh Forrest beginning work as a general farm worker alongside his sheepdog Jody.

Josh who graduated from college two years ago, was selected from a very competitive list of applicants and is already getting to know his way around from the other side of the 'education fence'.

Josh Forrest and Jody

Josh Forrest and Jody

Matt Bagley, Head of Agriculture explained: “It was a tough decision as the competition was strong, but Josh interviewed well, we had a good idea of his strengths from his time as a student with us. He's already an important part of the team, despite having only been with us for a few weeks.”

Josh, whose home is near Penrith, gained his Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agriculture last summer and has since been gaining experience working on farms in the Cumbria area.

He said: “Obviously I know the College well, but what appealed to me was the chance to improve my knowledge and skills, and work across the various types of farming – dairying, sheep and the arable side too.”

One of Josh's priorities was to buy a sheepdog to help with his work with the stock. He did not have to go too far, as he found what he wanted - Jody, a 20 month old pedigree Collie - at a farm near Kirkby Stephen and she's now at Josh's side in his new job.

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