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Hadlow College Firmly Back in Fruit

Posted on 17th October 2014 in HE News, Higher Education, Horticulture

Hadlow College firmly demonstrated that it was back in the fruit sector with an exceptional performance at this year’s National Fruit Show.

Exhibiting apples that had been grown by horticultural students in the College’s Huxley orchard, with trees donated by BIFGA and Theresa Huxley, the College won a number of prizes – including a first prize, two second prizes and a reserve – in Class 12 for its various varieties.

Lord de Mauley opening the Fruit ShowThe Show, which was opened by Lord de Mauley, the DEFRA Minister, from the Hadlow College stand offered an ideal opportunity for the College to reaffirm its commitment to the fruit sector and promote the fact that we now have over 136 learners studying fruit industry related qualifications. This ranges from our Level 3 Fruit Management Supervisory Programme through to food safety qualifications.

During both of the days, the core message from the College to the sector revolved around the services which we offer to the sector, including helping with BRC compliance, improving quality and enhancing staff motivation through relevant training.

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