According to a recent survey, only 4 per cent of young people would consider a career in farming and food supply. With an ever-increasing population resulting in a growing number of mouths to feed, the demand for food has never been higher. However, with less land now available to grow crops and graze livestock, the industry is being forced to branch out, diversify and harness the latest technologies.
It is therefore vital to support those who have already chosen to embark on a career in farming and agriculture as much as possible - something that we as a company are extremely passionate about.
So on Tuedsay 24th March RVW Pugh teamed up with Massey Ferguson to hold a demo day at Newtown College. The objective was to give students - the farmers and agricultural business people of the future - an opportunity to see and try out the latest farming machinery and technologies.
It was a great success with more than twenty Level 2 Gen Agriculture students/Apprentices being involved with practical operations and demonstrations.
A big thank you to the AGCO staff - they worked all day even through dinner to make sure every student had a fair go at the tractor/ loader operations; and also to the college staff for enabling the students to reinforce and expand their knowledge of the direction of which agricultural technology is heading.
The day was best summed up by one particularly enthusiastic student who asked 'Do you think I can have one of these for Easter instead of an egg?'
Mike Lewis, Lecturer in Agricultural Machinery Operations said "A warm thanks to RVW Pugh for their support. As a college we are committed to giving learners the best experience possible to accessing modern technology, and look forward to continuing these partnerships".
The demonstration day is part of a series of days RVW Pugh will be holding at the college to introduce the students to a range of machinery and technology from different manufacturers.