“The agricultural industry demands an extensive knowledge and skill set, and as new technology and best practice protocols evolve, it’s really important to keep up to date on the latest advances,” says Stephen Jacob, BASIS CEO.
“For this reason, I’d really recommend heading to one of the CropTec seminars which will cover a broad range of topics,” he adds.
Stephen explains that for participating in up to four seminars, BASIS members will be rewarded with one point per session, as well as two extra points for attending each day of the event.
“In addition to the seminars, we’re delighted that 19 exhibitors will be taking part in the knowledge trail, where BASIS members will be tasked with completing an activity at each stand, to further their knowledge and gain up to four points.”
The BASIS team will be on hand to assist with points collection, and can also provide advice and guidance to prospective members, with a wide range of information on the training courses that are open to all.
“As well as the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Agriculture), a range of courses are available and will be showcased on the day, including the Certificate in Soil and Water Management,” he says.
“This course will assist both farmers and advisers in managing these resources in a sustainable manner, to protect the environment while striving for the best yields.”
How to collect BASIS points at Croptec
To collect their points, members should visit the BASIS stand, number 2, hall 2, to pick up a card, which will be stamped after participating in a seminar, or at the relevant exhibitor stand for completing a knowledge trail activity. After collecting up to four stamps, the card should be handed back in at the BASIS stand, and points will be awarded accordingly.