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Livestock Farming and Dairy Technology

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:

  • work in the livestock and/or dairy sector and wish to expand their activities or
  • are unemployed and willing to actively participate in the family business.

Curriculum

The curriculum includes the following, by way of example:

  • Sheep and goat breeding
  • Sheep and goat nutrition
  • Dairy product technology
  • Financial and legislative issues
  • Based on the case, preparation of business plans and consulting depending on the product or service that is to be produced/provided by special scientists

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

Further information

Dimitra Xenaki
Artemis Rigou
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