Herefordshire Rural Business Advice Day 2019
The 10th Herefordshire RBA Day is on
Wednesday 20th November 2019
at the Three Counties Hotel, Belmont Road, Hereford, HR2 7BP
FREE ENTRY – call in any time between 12noon and 6pm
NRoSO – 2 points BASIS – 5 points
Lots of stands representing many aspects farming and rural business
Good Soil Management
Specialist Software for Farm Businesses
Advice on the Countryside Stewardship Schemes
Training Opportunities Available in Herefordshire
Broadband in Herefordshire
Diversifying within your rural business
Letting (short/long term) advice
Renewable energy options and advice
Legal Advice for Farms & Rural Businesses
Wildlife & Environmental Advice
Rural Crime Prevention Measures
Managing Your Woodlands
Applying for Planning Permission
Farm Management Advice
Cloud Accounting systems for Making Tax Digital
“FarmBench” Benchmarking for Arable Farmers
Jade from “Out & About Poultry” (farm blogger of the year), will be there if you would like some tips on how to promote your business using Social Media
Herefordshire Hamper Raffle – to be drawn on the day
Hamper kindly donated by Hopes of Longtown
As well as all the stands there are ….
There is no need to book for these presentations.
“Review, renew and improve your business – a guide to assessing your current position and implementing the right kind of change”
with Moule & Co and Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solictors
Hannah & Esther will talk through how to objectively assess your current business in light of a changing political, statutory and economic landscape. Where appropriate, adding a further enterprise on the farm can be the right decision, so we will also talk through how to make sure diversification fits in with your existing farming business, what is the right type of diversification project, how to research and assess the viability of your proposed project and finally a run through of all of various factors you need to know about starting a new business.
“Letting out your land / farm buildings / cottages? – Get it right & avoid the pitfalls”
with Berrys and CLA
Considerations before letting out property, including compliance with statutory requirements when renting out dwellings, getting holiday lets right and making sure you have the correct agreement in place for farms and any non-agricultural activities taking place.
with the NFU’s Chief EU Exit and International Trade Adviser
“Understanding Ammonia emissions from your farm, to benefit your business and the environment”
with Catchment Sensitive Farming
Farming is one of the most significant contributors to UK emissions of ammonia gas and the Government is bound by challenging legal targets to reduce these. Come along to find out how you can reduce ammonia emissions on your farm and the free specialist advice available from your Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer to help your business and to save money.
FREE 1-to-1 Advice Clinics
Please book your slot for these 1-to-1 clinics in advance.
Email Frances at firstname.lastname@example.org
First come, first served for remaining slots on the day.
Get to grips with your Xero Cloud Accounting package (with Thorne Widgery)
Get to grips with your QuickBooks Cloud Accounting package (with The Hutchinson Partnership)
Come along for practical help and advice on these Cloud Accounting programs if …
you have only just started using them for Making VAT Digital, and have some basic questions
you have been using these Cloud accounting packages for a while and want to find out how to make better use of them
you are thinking of using them in the future
Preserving your wealth for future generations (with TP Consultancy)
Find out how to keep assets in the family protected against key threats such as:- Inheritance Tax; Divorce in the family; Financial difficulties such as bankruptcy; Wealth being lost following death and remarriage; and look at issues surrounding passing on farming assets where there are some difficult aspects that probably only affect the farming community. Also find out more about Lasting Powers of Attorney and why everyone needs them.
FREE Drop-in Clinics
First come, first served on the day.
Check Out Your Pesticide Practices
- See how your practices compare to best practice, and get some helpful tips and advice for keeping pesticides out of water.
- Work through the simple “Check It Out” survey for “Pesticide Handling Areas”
and “Field Practice”, with an advisor.
- You will get follow-up advice and recommendations on the day.
Need Help with Completing Your NVZ Records?
- Make sure you have got them right! – Bring along your own records for checking and advice.
Farming Rules for Water // SSAFO Regulations
- Get your questions answered!
For further information, please contact Frances Keogh
Tel: 01432 268 428
We are very grateful to our Gold Sponsor Herefordshire Council and our Silver Sponsor Berrys
We are very pleased that the following organisations and businesses have already signed up to attend the RBA day, to offer advice and information (in alphabetical order):-
Animal Health & Trading Standards
Borderlands Rural Chaplaincy
Caplor Energy Ltd
Carers Trust 4all
Catchment Sensitive Farming
Country Land & Business Association (CLA)
Davis Meade Property Consultants Ltd
Economic Development Team (Herefordshire Council)
Farm Herefordshire Initiative
Farmplan Computer Systems
Fastershire (Herefordshire Council)
Fisher German LLP
Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solicitors
Herefordshire & Ludlow College
Herefordshire Rural Hub
Institute of Agricultural Secretaries & Administrators (Herefordshire branch)
KODA Architects Ltd
Landmark Systems Ltd
Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors
Macmillan Mobile Cancer Information & Support Service
Marches Growth Hub (Herefordshire Council)
Mortimer Rose Wealth Management
Moule & Co
National Farmers Union (Herefordshire)
Natural Flood Management Project – Wye & Lugg (Herefordshire Council)
Natwest Bank (Agriculture)
Red Tractor Assurance
Rural Payments Agency (RPA)
Sum-It Computer Systems Ltd
Tenant Farmers Association
Thomas Studio Architects
West Mercia Police – Rural & Business Crime Officers and “Stop That Thief”
Wye & Usk Foundation
Wyvern Training Services Ltd