Grants for attendance at Total Dairy in June 2017

Published 11 May 17

Closing date for current applications is Friday 2nd June

AHDB Dairy is pleased to be able to offer dairy levy payers and their employees the opportunity to access funds to assist with the costs of conference attendance. We recognise the importance of dairy farmers' personal development and offer funding for individuals to attend selected conferences during the year. Conferences are a great way to learn something new, expand knowledge and network with likeminded individuals. Learnings can be brought back and shared on farm to encourage innovative practice and lead to the profitable growth of dairy farming. Currently, four grants are available, each for £100 for attending the Total Dairy Conference to be held on 14 to 15 June 2017 in Keele.

Event

Date

Maximum no. of places offered

Grant amount (maximum)

Total Dairy Seminar - Keele

14 to 15 June 2017

4

£100

Please note that the successful applicant will have to book their own place and make any arrangement for accommodation themselves and any additional costs will be paid for by the successful applicant. The appropriate grant amount will then be paid retrospectively on supply of evidence of attendance.

If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places offered, the most appropriate applicant will be chosen based on the information given in the application form, and if required the referee. In the event of a competition for places, Head of Dairy KE will oversee the selection of those receiving the grant. A scoring system for the answers on the form has been prepared and is designed to select the candidates who will benefit most from attendance.

Only levy payers, or those working in a levy paying business, are eligible to apply. AHDB Dairy staff, AHDB Dairy Board members and those working in their dairy businesses (family and employed staff) are not eligible.

Grants will be offered for the following conferences later in the year! Keep an eye out for further details.

Event

Date

IDF - Belfast

29 Oct to 3 Nov 2017

British Mastitis Conference - Worcs

15 Nov 2017

Positive Farmers Conference

10 to 11 Jan 2018

Semex Conference - Glasgow

14 to 16 Jan 2018

To apply for a grant please complete and download the form here and return to sarah.bolt@ahdb.org.uk.