South Lincolnshire’s young farmers receive training

Consultant Bill Basford digs deep when instructing young farmers on soil structures. Photo: SG250613-118NG
Consultant Bill Basford digs deep when instructing young farmers on soil structures. Photo: SG250613-118NG
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Farm managers of the future are having their skills honed by an organisation that has been working in this area for 36 years.

Holbeach Marsh Training Group, which specialises in organising all land based training courses for agricultural businesses and associated industries, has recently put eight young farmers through soil examination and cultivation and tyres and traction courses.

Lynne Richardson, group training organiser for the organisation, said: “Business members of the group are very fortunate in this area that on several of the farms they currently have several younger members of staff joining the industry.

“Holbeach Marsh Training Group has decided to support these young people by offering a training programme to develop and enhance their managerial skills. These young people are potentially farm managers of the future.

“Several of the young farmers have already received formal training in agriculture at college or university and some are still attending university courses.”

The soil course looked at the importance of maintaining and improving soil structure through cultivations and planned tyre/wheel selection.

The tyres and traction course provided them with an improved appreciation of soil management and the effect of vehicles working on the land, specifically tyres, loads and pressures for best traction.