The Defra Future Farming Resilience Fund is providing support to farmers and land managers across Yorkshire, Herefordshire and North Buckinghamshire/Northamptonshire. You are invited to join the programme.
The challenges caused by Coronavirus, extreme weather and the forthcoming changes to agricultural support as a result of leaving the EU may put significant stress on our businesses. This could leave many farmers and land managers in England needing to adapt their business model and carefully considering options for the future. This programme will provide information, tools, advice and support to farmers through this period of change.
The full programme includes:
- Resilience planning – introduction to tools and policy changes. Join a session led by The Anderson Centre who will introduce some tools and tips on reviewing business performance. You will also receive insight on the future changes to agricultural policy and the opportunities and threats these may bring.
- One-to-one farm resilience reviews. A specialist business adviser from The Anderson Centre will support you in identifying the potential risks and opportunities for your business.
- Your own business plan. A personalised plan identifying actions to help mitigate the risks your business faces and to support you in its implementation.
- Group Workshops. Bringing together local farmers to talk about the risks and opportunities, to share ideas and learn from each other.
All the advice provided will be completely free of charge, but you will be required to complete an agreement letter, plus a survey at the start and the end of the programme.
Places are limited so booking is essential and unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that everyone who registers will be offered a place.
During Coronavirus restrictions we will be able to deliver some services remotely using telephone and other electronic methods from mid-May onwards. While the future of the social distancing restrictions is still uncertain, we do expect to be able to provide face to face support on-farm as the programme progresses.
How can you get involved?
To register your interest visit http://futurefarming.eventbrite.com.
If you require help with the registration or have any questions, please contact the Ricardo Future Farming Resilience Project team: 01235 753530 or email FFRF@ricardo.com