Tuesday 25 January 2022

Bishop Burton College has set itself a target of making its 360 hectare commercial farm carbon net zero by 2030. Bill Meredith, the college’s Chief Executive and Principal, told Beverley FM: “We are at a turning point in agriculture, with a focus on efficiency whilst addressing the critical challenge of reducing greenhouses gasses and global warming.”

He continued: “As part of the Yorkshire and Humber Institute for Technology, our new Centre for Precision Agriculture is focused on utilising the latest technology to help us get there.” He revealed the launch of a new “On the Farm” blog to monitor progress, which can be accessed via bishopburtonac.uk

The specialist land-based college recently announced it was in the top five per cent of colleges nationally, with student achievement rates more than 6.5 per cent higher than the national average. 

East Riding Council says it is leading on the delivery of a “Lifelong Skills for Growth” project following £1.67 million of funding from the European Social Fund and match funding provided by partners, including Hull City Council and North Lincolnshire Council. The project will work with over 400 people, aged 50 or over who are considered to be more at risk of facing barriers to secure or retain employment.

The council says the Humber area has a higher proportion of older workers aged 50-64 compared to national levels and the project will support skills development for those employed over 50 to up-skill, retrain and enable progression in work which will support workplace retention and ultimately improve business productivity.

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