Northumberland College students have been studying the impact of agriculture on water sources and air quality in partnership Northumbrian Water and Natural England.
The students worked in groups to assess a case study farm, producing a report which recommended how farming practices – such as minimising run off from pesticides and nutrients – and the use of water could be improved.
Each group’s report was then assessed by college lecturers who awarded prizes for the best analysis, as well as for ‘best contribution’ which was won by Land and Environment student, Fynn Griffiths.
Richard Batey, Land, Environment and Outdoor Lecturer, said: “The day was very interesting and busy. All the students conducted themselves well and were fantastic ambassadors for Northumberland College.”
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Jed Hallet-Miller, a Level 2 Standard Horticulture apprentice, will compete at the Young Horticulturist of the Year regional finals.
Agriculture apprentices recently attended a farmer workshop entitled 'Weaning the Suckled Beef Calf' delivered by Black Sheep Farm Health at North Bel