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Pioneering precision tech training programme

Farmers, farm managers and contractors can find out more about a pioneering new training course to help people adopt the latest precision technology to boost production and protect the environment at the Farm Business Innovation Show.

The brand new Adopting Precision Technology in Agriculture course (APTA), which comprises two weeks in the UK and a week in the Netherlands, has been launched by Harper Adams and The Worshipful Company of Farmers with sponsorship from NFU Mutual.

Charlie Yorke, Agricultural Technology Specialist at NFU Mutual said: “Harper Adams University is renowned for its research and practical delivery of precision technology in agriculture. They have launched the course for people who have or who are considering implementing new technologies within their business but somehow, as yet, are not truly convinced about the technical, financial or operational benefits that implementation can bring to their own units.

“This course will provide an opportunity to see it in practice, talk to the innovators, the industry leaders, the disruptors, and assess for themselves the opportunities and benefits that precision farming can bring.”

NFU Mutual, which insures three quarters of UK farmers, has sponsored the course to help farmers not only learn about the practical opportunities available but also how to use new technology safely and effectively.

Charlie continues “As the main insurer of UK agriculture, NFU Mutual is working closely with scientists, machinery manufacturers and colleges to support farmers with the application of new technological ideas and innovations.”

Find out more on the Harper Adams website harper.ac.uk/apta, email apta@harper-adams.ac.uk or visit the NFU Mutual at the show.