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Foundation Degree in Science (FdSc) Agriculture at YHIoT partner University Centre Bishop Burton
“The future of Farming is full of opportunity – more technology and chances for women and young people to come into the agriculture sector. The Yorkshire & Humber Institute of Technology has helped develop my skills, especially in light of the industry always changing."
Laura isn’t from a farming family and originally went to university to study counselling. However, after helping out with a season of lambing, she fell in love with agriculture and embarked on a career change. She spotted a role at a local Dairy with the hopes of learning more about the sector and never looked back.
Fully embracing her new direction, Laura was keen to develop her skills as an agriculture professional further and identified the FdSc Agriculture at University Centre Bishop Burton in Beverley, East Yorkshire as a great way to develop her expertise.
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 provide me with wider higher-level agricultural skills for the future. I love that I’m able to study alongside working as well.”
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.”