Exciting programmes released for NSA Next Generation summer workshops – Book now!
3rd July 2019
The National Sheep Association (NSA) has now released five impressive programmes detailing what attendees to their series of two-day residential workshops to be held this summer can look forward to.
NSA is committed to supporting the future of the UK sheep industry through young people and for several years has been active in offering events and competitions for young shepherds through its Next Generation programme. As a further development of this programme, new for 2019, NSA is holding a series of five two-day workshops. The workshops will allow attendees to hear from industry experts, tour selected sheep farms and network with likeminded young sheep enthusiasts, taking home ideas and inspiration to implement in their own business.
Helping to co-ordinate the programme of workshops, NSA Communications Officer Katie James, explains: “Our five, two-day workshops will include talks and advice from some key names in the industry, including leading sheep vets Fiona Lovatt and Phillipa Page and consultant Lesley Stubbings as well as leading research and supply chain companies. Each workshop includes an overnight stay, providing a great opportunity for socialising with fellow young shepherds, as well as some excellent farm visits. We really hope this attractive combination will appeal to next generation farmers looking for some career development.”
The five residential workshops will take place in different locations and offer a different theme, meaning interested attendees can join NSA for more than one training event should they choose. The events are:
- Grassland management – Monday 29th to Wednesday 30th July, Greenmount College, Northern Ireland – Download programme timetable here
- Flock health and responsible medicine use – Tuesday 6th to Wednesday 7th August, Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, Gloucestershire – Download programme timetable here
- The sheepmeat supply chain – Monday 19th to Tuesday 20th August, Swansea University, South Wales – Download programme timetable here
- Getting started in the sheep industry – Tuesday 17th to Wednesday 18th September, Lee Wood Hotel, Buxton, Derbyshire – Download programme timetable here
- Profitable lamb production – Thursday 26th to Friday 27th September, Barony Castle Hotel, Peebles, Scottish Borders – Download programme timetable here
NSA has subsidised the cost of hosting the events hoping to allow an increased number of people to attend. A reduced rate is available for NSA members.
Further details and an online booking form can be found at www.nationalsheep.org.uk/next-generation/events-activities/two-day-residential-workshops .
Mrs James concludes: “All at NSA are very excited to launch the new residential workshops and we do hope that the variety of topics and locations will attract a good number of young shepherds to enjoy a great few days whilst benefitting from some top class advice and guidance.”