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Charity Bursary Welcomes the Public to Yorkshire Farms

A 50% bursary is to be awarded by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society to any farmer from the county wishing to attend a Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme (CEVAS) course.

A nationally recognised scheme which offers training for individuals working, or planning to work, with groups of school children, young people or clients with additional needs, attendees will cover a range of subjects preparing them to welcome the public onto their farms.

Charitable Activities Manager, Liz Hudson, said, “Educating the general public about where their food comes from and the farming industry is a vital part of the work of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.  Visiting farms to witness the day to day activities brings the experience to life and we want to prepare farmers as best we can.”

The course will be held at Thornton Hall Country Park, Skipton, on 16th February and 2nd March and the closing date for bookings is two weeks before the course starts.  Further information can be found at  .;The 50% funding will be organised directly between the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and CEVAS.

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