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  1. Addington Fund

    Have you signed up for the Addington Fund Newsletter?

    Sign up for the Addington Fund Newsletter to keep up to date with everything that's happening here at the Fund and behind the scenes! www.addingtonfund.org.uk/subscribe We look forward to you joining the Addington family!
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    Education about farming

    Hi, I am a primary school teacher looking for an insight into what farmers believe children should be taught about farming. Would you welcome visits to your own farms? Are there things which the general public often don't know about farming which children should be taught? Are there current...
  3. The Business Barn

    Don't let the Nuffield Farming Scholarship deadline pass you by

    Deadline looming for 2020 Nuffield Farming Scholarships Farmers and those working in the agricultural industry are urged not to miss out on the opportunity to apply for a 2020 Nuffield Farming Scholarship as the deadline looms. Scholars are selected with a view to developing tomorrow’s...
  4. Farm Diversity Magazine

    Farm Diversity magazine launches

    Hi all, We are launching our magazine Farm Diversity later this month and are inviting subscribers to sign up for free. You could win a £100 Amazon voucher if you do! See the link for more details: https://farmdiversity.co.uk/news/farm-diversity-mag-launch
  5. Farm Diversity Magazine

    Farm Diversity magazine launches to support rural business

    A new magazine aimed at farmers and landowners with diversification plans is being launched later this month. Farm Diversity offers news and views from the industry on a range of agricultural topics, and also features the products and services which can help rural businesses make diversity a...
  6. The Business Barn

    Nuffield Scholarships open for applications

    Ever thought about applying for a Nuffield Scholarship? Well now could be your chance as applications for 2020 are open. You've got until the end of July to apply, but don't leave it until the last minute. Read more here >>>>>
  7. The Business Barn

    Rising opportunity for dairy beef

    Further opportunity for profitable dairy beef market Beef farmers are being urged to re-evaluate their approach to dairy beef as it provides huge potential for growth and opportunity to boost production while meeting market demands. Speaking at a recent Crediton Milling Company (CMC) meeting...
  8. The Business Barn

    Better broadband scheme extended

    Do you struggle with slow internet speed or poor connectivity? If so, you will be pleased to hear that the Better Broadband Scheme has been extended for another year. :happy::happy: To read more and to find out if you are eligible click here >>>>>>
  9. The Business Barn

    Better broadband scheme extended

    Do you struggle with slow internet speed or poor connectivity? If so, you will be pleased to hear that the Better Broadband Scheme has been extended for another year. :happy::happy: To read more and to find out if you are eligible click here >>>>>>
  10. The Business Barn

    Better broadband scheme extended

    Do you struggle with slow internet speed or poor connectivity? If so, you will be pleased to hear that the Better Broadband Scheme has been extended for another year. :happy::happy: To read more and to find out if you are eligible click here >>>>>>
  11. The Business Barn

    Facebook group combatting rural loneliness and isolation...

    One woman’s Facebook group has had a huge impact on helping tackle loneliness and isolation in the countryside and made her a heroine to thousands of women across the UK. Chloe Williams, founder of the Facebook group ‘The Crazy Life of a Farmer’s Wife’ knows all too well what it can be like to...
  12. The Business Barn

    Four ‘take homes’ for the rural sector following the Autumn Budget...

    Rural broadband Mr Hammond announced in the budget a significant £200 million investment in piloting new solutions to deploy full fibre internet in rural areas which many have welcomed. “Although this is a great outcome, it’s vital that this is not a one-off investment and it must be part of...
  13. The Business Barn

    A long way to go for apprenticeships...

    The latest government figures show that the number of people starting an apprenticeship has continued to fall since the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in April 2017. There was 369,700 apprenticeship starts between August 2017 and July 2018, covering the 2017/18 academic year. This...
  14. The Business Barn

    Farmland availability highest in a decade...

    Supplies of farmland marketed in England has hit its highest level in 10 years as the past three months see an exceptional amount come onto the market. According to Strutt & Parker’s Farmland Database, 50,000 acres arrived on the market in July, August and September, bringing the total amount...
  15. The Business Barn

    Farm shop supports farm business growth...

    The old lambing shed at Mosley Hall farm now plays home to a state-of-the-art farm shop and café with an in-house deli and butchers. The desire to diversify to help supplement the farm business, providing an additional income as well as more jobs for family members, has seen the creation of a...
  16. The Business Barn

    Welsh biomass business booming...

    Being in the right place at the right time, has contributed to the success of Pembrokeshire BioEnergy, however there is no denying that Paul and Emma Ratcliffe have worked hard and spotted opportunities to get to where they are today. The couple were farming beef, sheep and arable, alongside...
  17. The Business Barn

    Four diversification projects meeting market needs...

    In the space of 11 years, Duncan and Vicki McConchie have created four complementary businesses, with a collective turnover of £1.5 million, all of which have been born out of identifying and meeting the needs of the market. The McConchie’s family history The story starts in 1911 when Duncan’s...
  18. The Business Barn

    Farm diversification brings a breath of fresh air to family business...

    The decision to move away from milking cows was not an easy one for Tim and Marnie Dobson. However, the change in direction has initiated a ‘brakes-off’ approach and allowed the family to embrace new opportunities. Having been involved in the dairy industry for 50 years as tenant farmers, it...
  19. The Business Barn

    More funding announced for 2019...

    The application window for the next round of the Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme (CPSGS) will now be early 2019, following talks that the funding would return this autumn. However, the government has committed £30 million for further rounds of the funding which helps farmers buy the...

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