The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has launched on on-line assessment tool – ‘Developing Standards in On-Farm Grain Trading’ which will enable those involved in trading grain ex-farm to demonstrate their standards of proficiency.
The new assessment has been developed to meet a demand from AIC Members involved in marketing arable crops for a means of demonstrating the expertise of their staff to farmer customers. The assessment, exclusively available to AIC Members is free and voluntary.
The assessment is based on five modules covering a range of relevant topics including contracts, crops, regional variations and exports. Successful completion of the modules will result in participants receiving a certificate that is valid for three years.
AIC sector head Paul Rooke says: “In devising the new on-line assessment, we have aimed to not only provide a certificate of proficiency, but also to highlight areas where candidates may require further training.”