Moy Park launches agricultural academy

Moy Park launches agricultural academy

Food company Moy Park has launched an ‘Agricultural Academy’, a learning and development programme aimed at upskilling colleagues across its agri team throughout GB and NI, and the wider business.

Pictured l-r Moy Park’s director of agriculture David Gibson, Park Farm (North) farm manager Tony Plaskitt, Park Farm (North) farm assistant manager Joshua Owen, and Moy Park training co-ordinator, Sandra Iscenko.

An team of Moy Park managers and mentors, combined with the services of external providers, will bolster participants’ understanding of the wider agri-food industry through workshop-based learning and training seminars. The Academy will also provide staff with management development opportunities and focus on key pillars vital to leading farming practices including innovation and research, bird performance and animal welfare.

This is the latest launch in Moy Park’s series of Academies, and the Agricultural Academy specifically combines Moy Park’s ‘Poultry Expertise’ and ‘Technical Knowledge’ programmes.

Launching the new Academy, Moy Park’s director of agriculture, David Gibson said:

“Upholding the highest standard of animal welfare is the foundation on which our business is built. Our Agricultural Academy will enhance the knowledge and practical skills of our agri colleagues and provide them with long term support to grow and progress within the business, and in the process, deliver real change and improved performance for Moy Park.

“The Academy exposes people to the diversity of growing chicken, what role science and technology plays and also what part we as individuals can play through enhanced management and best practices on the farm. Each component of this blended learning programme will ultimately underpin our overarching aim of welfare as a condition.”

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