Students take on Great Farm Challenge

Northumberland College students have been studying the impact of agriculture on water sources and air quality in partnership Northumbrian Water and Natural England. The students worked in groups to assess a case study farm, producing a report which recommended how farming practices – such as minimising run off from pesticides and nutrients – and the … Continued

Secondary pupils enjoy ‘Specialist Days’

Secondary school pupils from across the North East have been given a unique insight into possible future careers at Northumberland College. More than 30 Year 9 and 10 pupils visited the college’s campuses at Ashington and Kirkley Hall for two days of practical taster sessions in brickwork, joinery, plastering, countryside management, agriculture and animal care. … Continued

Northumberland College apprentice reaches horticulture regional finals

Jed Hallet-Miller, a Level 2 Standard Horticulture apprentice, will compete at the regional final of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture’s Young Horticulturist of the Year competition. Achieving the highest score in the local heat at Northumberland College, Jed will put his knowledge to the test again when he travels to Askham Bryan College in March. … Continued

Agriculture apprentices attend farmer workshop at North Bellshill Farm

Agriculture apprentices recently attended a farmer workshop entitled ‘Weaning the Suckled Beef Calf’ delivered by Black Sheep Farm Health at North Bellshill Farm. The afternoon covered theory and practical aspects of ensuring this high-risk period goes smoothly and the day provided Stockperson Apprentices (Level 2 Agriculture) with in-depth knowledge to protect and meet the needs … Continued

Young Farmers of the future learn from unique fallen stock programme

A group of level 3 agriculture students from Northumberland College witnessed an animal autopsy to learn essential livestock techniques to help their studies and future farming careers. The twelve students, aged between 17 and 20-years old, attended the workshop located at the Warrens Group fallen stock collection centre in County Durham. The autopsy event was … Continued