12th June 2003

 

MANAGING THE COUNTRYSIDE

 

If shearing sheep, landscaping lawns, managing mares, trimming trees or pruning plants is what you enjoy, why not come along to the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture to find out more about training for a career in the countryside.

 

Staff will be on hand at an open day next Saturday morning (21st June) to discuss the many full-time and part-time land-based courses on offer at the school. 

 

Animal Care, Horse Management, Agriculture and Horticulture are just some of the First Diploma, National Diploma and apprenticeship courses available to all those 16 and over. 

 

The day will begin at 9.15 am with registration and refreshments in the conference hall at Riseholme Park.  Visitors will be given an official welcome to the campus followed by guided tours of the campus and individual, informal interviews.  The open day finishes at approximately 12.30 pm.

 

Tutors from each course will be available throughout the morning to answer any questions you may have about the courses, accommodation, fees, travel, teaching facilities or other queries.

 

“The open day allows visitors to find out more about the courses on offer and to take a look at the campus facilities,” said Robena French, event co-ordinator.  “The days are designed to be informal and relaxed so guests enjoy their visit.”

 

The University of Lincoln recently announced plans to restructure its farming enterprise to more effectively meet the needs of students on land-based courses.

 

Riseholme Park Farms Ltd will be replacing its existing dairy herd with a small demonstration beef unit and sheep enterprise.   More land has also been designated for horse grazing and paddocks, rides and a cross-country course.

 

Further education open days at the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture are held each month.  If you would like to attend this or any of the future open days please contact Robena French on 01522 895389.

 

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For more information contact: Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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