A new tractor with a racing car look has
arrived at Shuttleworth College, to the delight of apprentices,
students and staff. It will replace old girl tractor “Katie”
who has given the College over 24 years service!
George Browns of Leighton Buzzard offered
Shuttleworth College a large discount for the new tractor in
recognition of the excellent work the College does in providing
training in horticulture, agriculture and fisheries and countryside
Jack Brown successfully completed a 2 year
Fishery Management course at Shuttleworth College and has now
become the first Apprentice Carp Fisherman at Kevin Nash
Tackle. Jack is the 6th generation of the Brown family and
plans to take over the reins of the business from his father after
gaining more experience.
The first person in the country to catch three
50lb carp, Jack is not fishing for compliments but said:
“The course at Shuttleworth College was
excellent and Chris Vaughan is a great tutor. The College
offers you lots of opportunities to get into the industry and the
knowledge and skills I've learnt will stay with me and help in my
Bronwen Bray, (Assistant Director of Land and
Environment), explained that the tractor will be used by students
at Shuttleworth College to develop their skills of operating
compact tractors which are used extensively in the
horticulture industry. The new compact tractor will be very busy
helping care for the horticulture area and the vineyard.
The Kubota 1820, fitted with a LA 213 front
loader will be looked after by Damien Slack, Machinery Technician,
who has completed a level 2 apprenticeship in Horticulture and is
now employed as an apprentice in Agriculture at Shuttleworth
Shuttleworth College prides itself on close
ties with industry that benefit students as they begin their
careers, including Kevin Nash Tackle and George Browns.
George Browns is a local business that began
with blacksmith George Brown in 1830 and today is the UK's leading
dealer of agriculture machinery including the Kubota range.
*In addition the agricultural team at
Shuttleworth College hosted a CASE tractors event
on-site when 7 new machines were demonstrated to the farmers of the
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