Final call for 2017 Entrepreneurs in Dairying course applications

A final call for applications has been issued by RABDF ahead of this year’s Entrepreneurs in Dairying course, starting again mid-September at four colleges across the UK. 

Matthew Knight, RABDF managing director, says it is fantastic to continue offering such a desirable course to individuals throughout the industry with the initiative growing in popularity since its launch in 2014.

Mr Knight says: “This programme is designed to fill the void of training amongst those already working on dairy farms.  We have found it is these people who want to move up the ladder but often require training and coaching in specialist areas in order for them to successfully do this.
He continues: “The course content provides all the key management aspects required for future dairy operators to move forward with confidence.”

Sessions focus on topics including staff management, business plans and contracts with The Andersons Centre’s Tony Evans delivering a two day finance course at each of the colleges.  

Course organiser Victoria Chomiak says: “The feedback surrounding Entrepreneurs in Dairying has been fantastic; the course itself has a unique offering and has proven its worth over the last few years.

Miss Chomiak says: “The key areas covered in this training initiative will put all of the participating entrepreneurs in an advantageous position to progress their career and enter the environment of cow ownership and equity in dairying.”

The course will return to Bridgwater and Taunton College, Somerset; Gelli Aur, Carmarthenshire and Reaseheath College, Cheshire with SRUC Barony Campus, Dumfries acting as a new host college this year.

The programme is organised by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers and supported by The Andersons Centre, NFU and AHDB Dairy.  Course cost is £375+VAT and all colleges will start the programme in September.  Further information and application forms are available at here or through the office on 02476 639317 and