The training programme is designed and implemented by the Agricultural University of Athens, under the scientific guidance of a host of experienced university professors headed by Mr I. Bizelis, with many years of extensive experience in training professional livestock farmers. The proposed training programme in livestock farming will prepare 4 groups of 20 young individuals, who will grow into active livestock farmers. Upon completion of the programme, trainees will be the new leaders in the field and will be able to support the production of high-quality livestock products.
The training programme has a duration of 80 hours, of which 40 hours are allocated to theory and 40 hours are allocated to practical training in livestock farms or dairies / cheese factories.
A Certificate of Attendance is provided at the end of the programme.
Objective of the Programme
The main objective of the programme is to train young individuals in livestock farming and/or dairy technology, and to help them acquire skills and knowledge that they can either take back to the farm or dairy where they work, or use in order to start their own business.
The advancement of sheep and goat milk production can and must be one of the main driving forces behind the growth of the Greek dairy sector and the increase of jobs for young people.
Who it is for
This training programme aims to train approximately 80 young individuals annually, who:
The curriculum includes the following, by way of example:
Area of action of the 2018-19 training cycle
Region of Thessaly
Regional Unit of Grevena
Regional Unit of Boeotia
Duration of action
3 to 4 weeks
Attendance is mandatory.
Classes are held from Monday to Friday for 4 hours per day
Project Management Office (PMO) of New Farming for the New Generation
Agricultural University of Athens, 75, Iera Odos Street, Athens, 11855, tel.: 210-5294963, 210-5294964