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29th November 2011, 5:28pm
The Prince of Wales visits Riseholme
Prince Charles chats to Risheholme Young Farmers Prince Charles visited Riseholme during his tour of Lincolnshire today.

The Prince made a special trip to the University's agricultural campus to meet members of Lincolnshire Young Farmers who have their headquarters there, along with other members of the farming community, including Riseholme staff.

It followed on from a visit with The Duchess of Cornwall to Lincoln Cathedral earlier in the day, where the royal couple inspected the restoration work taking place.

The Prince, who is President of Business in the Community, stopped at Riseholme to discuss the future of British farming with the Young Farmers and meet supporters of The Prince’s Countryside Fund and members of the Lincolnshire farming community. He made a speech about sustainable agriculture and noted that the skills taught at Riseholme equipped young people for what is an increasingly tough environment. His Countryside Fund has already made a difference to many young people in Lincolnshire by awarding them small grants to help access training and other opportunities.

The visit concluded with Dean of the Faculty Prof Val Braybrooks thanking the Prince for his visit and his continued efforts in supporting the agricultural sector.

It was the first of two royal visits to the University in the coming months. HRH The Princess Royal will officially open the School of Engineering on 19 January.

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