Olivia applied for funding from BFMT in March 2012 prior to starting an Agricultural Business Management course at the University of Reading
Following her first year she secured a work placement at Farm Consultancy Group in Andover. Prior to this she had worked with both cattle and pigs, however her ambition is to a Farm Business Consultant.
In her own words:
“I had a brilliant first year at Reading University studying Agricultural Business Management and I am very glad that I chose to study this course. I learnt a great deal, with the course covering all aspects of British agriculture, and with lots of studying I successfully passed my first year exams.
The money you gave me helped a great deal, helping to fund vital books for my studies, including The Agricultural Notebook and the Farm Management Pocketbook. It also paid for a week’s stud tour that we went on in June to Yorkshire, where we visited many different farm enterprises including Upland farms and the John Deere headquarters, to learn about farm diversification.
I did a work placement at Farm Consultancy Group where I got to visit many dairy farms in the Hampshire area whilst shadowing the consultants who were dealing with clients. Also recently over the winter months I completed another placement and the grant greatly helped to cover my petrol costs as I had to drive my Dad’s car from Reading to Hampshire every day.
I would like to thank you again for your help of funding.”
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