Prince Carl Philip visits the Swedish Rural Economy and Agricultural Societies in Västernorrland

Prince Carl Philip visits the floristry and gardening programme in Nordvik. Ellinor Nordin is a student on the programme, and spoke about the education. Photo: royalcourt.se

On Thursday 3 October, Prince Carl Philip visited the Swedish Rural Economy and Agricultural Societies in Västernorrland.
The visit began at Västernorrland Agricultural Association in Birsta near Sundsvall. The association helps producers to reach the local market and consumers to find local produce.
The Prince during his visit to Västernorrland Agricultural Association near Sundsvall. Photo: royalcourt.se

The Prince during his visit to Västernorrland Agricultural Association near Sundsvall. Photo: royalcourt.se

The Prince then visited Nordvik Agricultural Upper Secondary School, where he learnt about the school and its work. The Prince was given a tour of the school.
 
The school is over a hundred years old and offers a wide range of animal-related education, specialising in horses, dogs and veterinary care, and agricultural education, specialising in livestock, machinery and agricultural services. The school also provide adult education for professions such as florists, farriers and gardeners.

The day concluded at Omegalax in Timrå, where the Swedish Rural Economy and Agricultural Societies have three fish farms. Representatives from the societies spoke about their work for sustainable aquaculture and the conditions for expanding Swedish aquaculture.

Thomas Sellin at Omegalax holds up a male char. Photo: royalcourt.se

Thomas Sellin at Omegalax holds up a male char. Photo: royalcourt.se