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Date: 16th November 2017

Leading land-based college, York-based Askham Bryan, welcomed twenty-one international students to its college farm to meet cows for the very first time. 

The students, who are drawn from around the world to study an extensive cookery course at ESF Island School in Hong Kong, visited the college on Wednesday, 15th November as part of a week-long food and cultural tour of the region with Yorkshire Food Finder.

The group, who's ages ranged from thirteen to eighteen, were keen that they learn about farming and food production as part of their studies. As part of the tour, they got the opportunity to get up close to the cows for the first time, visiting the College's dairy and beef units.

Managing Partner at Yorkshire Food Finder, Sue Nelson, said: “The students had a fantastic time visiting the College farm. For many, it was the first time they had even seen a cow, let alone get up close to one! The trip was hugely beneficial to the group’s understanding of British agriculture and the food industry.”

The tour was led by recently appointed Farm Manager, Chantelle Astley, who is enthusiastic about gaining young people's interest in agriculture and had extensive knowledge to offer.

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