The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has announced that management of its training scheme DairyPro has moved from AHDB to BASIS, a registered land management and food production charity, as of Monday 4th December.
It said that membership of the online training records for the dairy sector is unaffected, with users able to log activities and enjoy the benefits as normal.
The immediate changes affecting existing members are the new contact details for the service:
- Hotline number: 01335 210853
- DairyPro email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- DairyPro website (remains the same): dairypro.co.uk
BASIS has also taken over management of PigPro, with the website being changed to pigpro.co.uk.
AHDB’s AgriLeader senior knowledge exchange manager, Izak Van Heerden, said: “Following last year’s Shape the Future levy payer vote it was clear levy payers wanted us to focus on promoting and protecting our reputation in the dairy and pork sectors at home and overseas. We had to look at what work can be delivered by others to allow us to concentrate on these priorities.
“Following a robust procurement process, we selected BASIS due to their demonstrated expertise in administering continuing professional development schemes, ensuring the best possible value for our levy payers and a seamless continuation of service.”
Dr Andy Brooks, head of education and membership services at BASIS, said: “We are delighted to be taking over the management of the pig and dairy schemes from AHDB. We have significant experience of running and administering CPD and membership schemes, both in their own right or for other organisations.
“Ongoing professional development and training are fundamental to the future of the agricultural sector, and it is vital that businesses remain profitable and stable so that we can provide healthy, safe food for our growing population. We look forward to working with members/users over the coming months.”