The CAFRE Agricultural Business Operations (Level II Certificate) Course is now open for 2019/20 applications.
Many of you will have children anxiously waiting their exam results over the coming weeks, but are you aware of the help and support that the Careers Service has to offer?
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced that the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) Wider Level will open for applications from Monday 19 August to 20 September 2019. Successful applicants will be offered a 5 year scheme agreement, which will start on 01 January 2020.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund has published The Village Survival Guide, a vibrant, entertaining manual featuring case histories, checklists and practical advice. The guide is intended to help those living in the countryside to utilise the talents available in their own communities to tackle some of the social and economic challenges they face.
DAERA has announced the commitment of £650,000 for projects to make it easier for people to connect with the natural environment.
Speaker Introduction - Lloyd Holterman, Rosy Lane Holsteins, Wisconsin, USA.
The Northern Ireland beef industry has received final approval to begin exporting to China, a market which is worth £230 million in the first five years, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced.
A group of fourteen commercial egg producers from Northern Ireland recently completed a CAFRE Farm Innovation visit to England for two days.
Healthier animals are more productive, cost less to rear, have a lower environmental footprint and a higher welfare status. Standard operating procedures help reduce the variation that can occur when different people perform the same task in different ways.
A series of workshops entitled ‘Coping with the Pressures of Farming’ is being delivered as part of the Farm Family Key Skills (FFKS) programme. The courses are being delivered by Rural Support and follow on from a successful roadshow recently, featuring the ‘Resilient Farmer’ Doug Avery from New Zealand talking on his experiences and journey through the highs and lows of farming.
Satellite tracking devices are to be fitted onto birds of prey and nesting site surveillance installed in the latest fight against wildlife crime.
CAFRE graduate Cheryl McClean has won the Newcomer Award at the prestigious Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards Ceremony.
The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) at Loughry campus, Cookstown, has launched the 2019 student bursary programme, worth a total of £17,000.
CAFRE have announced a series of events to inform farmers of a number of schemes that will benefit their business.
Full or balance direct payments have commenced with 99% (23,609) of NI farm businesses having their payment released today, bringing the total issued since October to £281million.
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) launched their Postgraduate Studentship scheme on 10 December 2019.
With the right data and information and some help from CAFRE, you can make informed decisions to improve your business as the external environment changes.
CAFRE are launching a new type of Business Development Group (BDG) offering.
Greyabbey farmer and Business Development Group member Lawrence Bowden has converted his farm to dairy production and began milking his first cows in the autumn of 2015.
Time is running out to apply for the Business Development Groups (BDG) Scheme before it closes at 4pm on 24 January 2020.
Farmers are being urged to increase their knowledge and skills by joining an Environmental Farming Business Development Group (BDG).
The Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care is an accredited course which will run over eight evenings at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) Greenmount Campus, Antrim
This year’s National Apprenticeship Week (February 3-7) has proven to be a great opportunity for businesses to realise the benefits that apprenticeships can bring to them.