Fresh Start Uplands Academy
The Fresh Start Uplands Academy is a new initiative designed to bring new blood into practical upland farming and other land based businesses in the uplands. If you are interested in establishing a business in this area or are seeking the next step then this course is for you.
We welcome applications from new entrants, shepherds and herdsmen, foresters and family farm members looking to take over a farm.
The course is based at the National Centre for the Uplands at Newton Rigg College near Penrith, Cumbria.
The Uplands Academy will consist of 8 sessions run over 4 days
|5th February 2013||Hill Farming: Understand your assets|
|Finances & Cash Flow|
|19th February 2013||Capitalising on the Environment: Soil, grass, wood & energy|
|4th June 2013||Develop & Present your Business Plan|
|18th June 2013||Adding Value through Diversification|
Optional farm visits will be arranged between February and June. The course will use case studies and a range of tutors including farmers, lecturers, land agents, solicitors, and agricultural consultants. There will be a £50 charge for the eight sessions.
How to Apply
Download an application form!
The deadline for applications is 15th January 2013. Applicants will be notified whether they have beensuccessful or not by 25th January. There are only 20 places so please ensure we receive your application in good time.