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Bishop Burton College
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Bishop Burton College/BBC-UK is situated in the North of England, in the fertile agricultural county of East Yorkshire. 1200 full time and 5000 part time students study at the college, which offers a range of further and higher education courses, in the following subject areas: Agriculture, Animal behaviour and welfare, Business Leisure, sport, travel and tourism, Wildlife and countryside conservation, Equine Heritage, Landscape and garden design, Food.

The main feature of the College is its 400 hectares commercial farm, within which the campus is sited. Commercial dairy, pig, beef, sheep and arable enterprises exist, which aim to provide for the commercial needs of the students, demonstrate sound commercial and husbandry practice and provide a demonstration unit and facility for trials and investigative work.

Bishop Burton College has a history of working with CEEC in collaborative projects going back to 1994. Many staff have benefited form such involvement, and there are considerable areas of expertise and enthusiasm within the college keen for further involvement.

Working within a consortium of three other colleges, Bishop Burton has planned and delivered the "Forward Farming" project on behalf of the UK Government Department of the Environment and Rural Affairs. We have set up a number of demonstration sites in the region, aiming to improve the economic and environmental performance of farms and integrating them in to the food chain and rural economy. This includes biological crop production, ecological animal husbandry and the economic principles of ecological farming.

The role of Bishop Burton College in the project:

  • Creation a stable linkage between the Baltic States agricultural advisory system and organic agriculture academic community,

  • Organizing 3-day seminar to study competencies of vocational training in agrarian sector of East Riding & N. Lincolnshire lands,

  • Preparation of CD-ROM version of methodical material Agricultural counsellors training competence in East Riding & N. Lincolnshire lands,

  • Reviewing programme curriculum and teaching text afterwards,

  • Participation in the testing of the vocational training materials and do adjustments if necessary,

  • Participation in evaluation and dissemination activities of the project according to the work programme.

For more details please visit http://www.bishopburton.ac.uk

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