25 May

Agricultural + Horticultural online platform looking for test users

3 Farmers standing in a field with polytunnels behind them

The Institute for Agriculture and Horticulture (TIAH) is looking to recruit English farmers and growers who are able to test and trial its services, before formally launching its new online platform to the industry in 2023.

This Agricultural + Horticultural online platform being developed by TIAH is to bring together existing and new training opportunities from across the industry.  

This pilot scheme aims to give farmers and growers the opportunity to help ‘cultivate’ the system in its final stages.  

The purpose of the professional body aims to support people and businesses to fulfil their potential and help the industry thrive. 

David Fursdon, Chair of The Institute for Agriculture and Horticulture (TIAH) commented,

“Agriculture and Horticulture are undergoing huge changes. As farmers and growers aim to ensure their businesses are profitable and environmentally sustainable, it’s essential that the industry has a workforce that is fit for the future.”  

“Continued professional development (CPD) will therefore be key if individuals and businesses are to enhance their existing skills, and in many cases, acquire new ones, to help them successfully navigate the changing landscape. However, the industry’s current fragmented approach to skills and training needs to change.”

By signing up to take part in the pilot scheme of the Agricultural + Horticultural online platform, individuals will have the unique opportunity to shape the future of agricultural and horticultural skills and careers services, while helping to safeguard the future of the industry.

TIAH envisions improving agriculture and horticulture for the benefit of the public by the provision of education, training, advice, and information for people working within these industries. Whilst providing easy access to a centralised wealth of industry knowledge and experience.

Sign up here to become a TIAH Cultivator