Farming 101? Prince William studies agriculture

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Prince William…the farmer? The popular British royal begins a 10-week course in agricultural management this month.

According to Cambridge News, the Duke of Cambridge headed to his first class on Tuesday as part of a 10-week course in agricultural management at Cambridge University. He is expected to study rural and planning policy, farming and supply chains, site management, agricultural policy and conservation governance.

Linda Kirby, agriculture director at College of West Anglia, believes it won’t be an easy course for William.

“He won’t find it easy,” She said. “There are definitely perceptions that you do not have to be a rocket scientist to work in agriculture, but things have changed dramatically with precision farming and advances in technology.”

Kirby hopes for a boon in interest in its agriculture courses in the aftermath of the publicity surrounding Prince William’s course - as well as a visit from the man himself saying he would benefit from visiting their facilities.

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"The course has been designed to help provide The Duke with an understanding of contemporary issues affecting agricultural business and rural communities in the United Kingdom," a palace announcement said.

It will also give him a foundation for when he takes of the Dutchy of Cornwall, a huge agricultural operation, from Prince Charles, according to USA Today.



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