ANYONE who has been involved with agriculture for up to five years could now get £500 towards the cost of training from the Scottish Government’s Next Generation fund.
Managed by Lantra Scotland, the fund is open to both men and women, including students and those already in full-time or part-time work, regardless of age.
Director Dr Liz Barron-Majerik MBE said: “The need for a skilled and knowledgeable workforce in agriculture has never been greater.
“Particularly for new entrants, training can help improve business efficiency on the farm, teach safe use of equipment and educate people about climate change adaptation and mitigation, biodiversity and habitat improvement.
“With up to £500 on offer, The Next Generation fund opens up training to improve career prospects for people who might otherwise not have the money available.”
Find out more about it at www.scotland.lantra.co.uk/next-generation-practical-training-fund.
Lantra Scotland is also managing funds for Women in Agriculture and Women in Forestry.