Now in its seventh year, the 2017 programme will see a new group of young growers learn about the sugar beet sector in its entirety, including how the factory operates, how we lobby in Westminster, seed production and research, industry research and how the NFU influences, adopts and communicates policy to growers. Training is also given in presentation and media skills.
NFU Sugar board chairman William Martin said, “The UK beet sugar industry has a bright future. There are challenges ahead, but there are also many opportunities. The Sugar Industry Programme, which will allow participants to explore these opportunities, goes from strength to strength every year. We receive a high level of positive feedback from past participants and I would strongly encourage younger growers to sign up and get involved. “
The programme will take place between November 2016 and February 2017, and includes a number of overnight stays. The programme is funded by NFU Sugar and British Sugar, including travel and accommodation costs, and will contribute BASIS points. Successful applicants are expected to attend all events.
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