Laura said “I was really impressed with the access to precision farming technologies that would help me to upskill for my role at the Dairy and also provide me with wider higher-level agricultural skills for the future. I love that I’m able to study alongside working as well.”
“The things that I’ve learnt in the classroom, I’ve been able to put into practice, while at work - so the skills I’ve learned have definitely helped me outside of University. When I’ve finished my course, I see myself continuing working at the Dairy and I’m excited about the future of farming and the range of opportunities available to myself and other women. I feel confident I’m equipped with the skills and knowledge I need to succeed.”
Laura is passionate about widening awareness of the agricultural sector and helping other women pursue exciting career paths within the industry. “I wish I’d known how many opportunities there are within the industry” she said, “whether you’re from a farming background or not. It would be great to see agriculture taught within secondary schools, teaching where food comes from and the job opportunities within farming.”
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