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Farm ambassadors have the EDGE

PUBLISHED: 06:00 12 May 2014

EDGE ambassadors Edd Barker, Isabel Whieldon, Juliette Tompkins and Phil Debenham at the Spring Fling, where the Model Farm was a big hit

EDGE ambassadors Edd Barker, Isabel Whieldon, Juliette Tompkins and Phil Debenham at the Spring Fling, where the Model Farm was a big hit

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Industry ambassadors are helping to promote the wide range of career opportunities in agriculture.

EDGE ambassadors at the Spring Fling, where the Model Farm was a big hitEDGE ambassadors at the Spring Fling, where the Model Farm was a big hit

EDGE Apprenticeships in Food & Farming has recruited and trained 70 ambassadors from across the land-based sectors over the past six months to spread the word about the wide range careers in food and farming.

They visit schools, events and youth groups on a volunteer basis to share their experience and knowledge of the industry.

“Having real people, who can talk about real jobs, is invaluable,” said project co-ordinator Ann Steward.

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