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Date: 1st March 2019

A working partnership lasting more than 40 years has reached another milestone with students at Newton Rigg College benefiting from the relationship.

The College has been working with Carrs Billington Agriculture Ltd since at least the late 1970s to further the education of young people from the North West and beyond. Regional branch managers Ian Powley and Sophie Smith handed over 90 pairs of overalls to agriculture and technology students at the Penrith based college.

Said Ian: “We have had a long association with Newton Rigg and are always pleased to help students with funding and supplying the boiler suits. These young people are the future of our industry and we need to support and encourage them at every opportunity.''

Newton Rigg College Director, Robert Marshall Slater was on hand to watch the presentation and said: “We greatly value our relationship with Carrs Billington. We share the same ambitions to inspire and encourage our students to achieve their potential and their life goals. Agriculture is so important to this county and region, and many of these students will play key roles in ensuring that remains the case.”

Newton Rigg is part of Askham Bryan College and specialises in providing land-based courses in subjects such as horticulture, gamekeeping and conservation, as well as agriculture.

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