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  1. T

    Farmers and business owners in the South West of England - I need your help!!

    Do you work for or own a rural business in South West England which can include agriculture, farm diversification, anything rural?? I would greatly appreciate it if you could spare 5 minutes to complete my dissertation survey on digital connectivity and the impact on businesses. Many thanks in...
  2. ARC

    Invitation: free online webinars to help farmers adapt to change in a challenging environment

    Anglia Rural Consultants (ARC) are working in partnership to create a series of two FREE online webinars which we believe may be of interest to The Farming Forum members. The informative and inspiring sessions are designed to help farmers and rural businesses adapt to change in this challenging...
  3. Dominiquedyball

    DIVERSIFICATION QUESTIONNAIRE FOR FARMERS IN SUFFOLK - win 2x bottles Moët champagne. Please help! - needed for a dissertation project.

    **Calling all farm owners/managers/assistants in Suffolk** ** Questionnaire on farm diversification in Suffolk** **Chance to win 2 bottles of Moët & Chandon Champagne ** I am currently in my final year of study at Harper Adams University studying Rural Enterprise and Land Management. I am...
  4. Farm Diversity Magazine

    Have you signed up for a free magazine yet?

    Farm Diversity issue 1 is out now: subscribe for a free copy or visit our e-magazine on our website to read case studies including: - The Wellbeing Farm wedding venue - Fir Tree Fishery CIC education provider - The Owd Barn farm shop and tea rooms - Craggie Farm - garlic and garlic products -...
  5. The Business Barn

    Rural Innovation Programme - £30,000 up for grabs

    The investment management firm, Quilter Cheviot, is offering UK businesses the chance to win £30,000 of grant funding. The firm is looking for the UK, Ireland and Jersey’s most innovative companies or individuals using innovation to benefit rural areas. The Rural Innovation Programme has been...
  6. The Business Barn

    New guide to care and social farming launched

    FarmBuddies, a social enterprise based in Hampshire, has published an introductory guide for farmers interested in diversifying into social and care farming. The ‘five minute introductory guide’ is a timely response to last month’s announcement by Secretary of State for the Environment, Food &...
  7. The Business Barn

    New guide to social and care farming published

    FarmBuddies, a social enterprise based in Hampshire, has published an introductory guide for farmers interested in diversifying into social and care farming. The ‘five minute introductory guide’ is a timely response to last month’s announcement by Secretary of State for the Environment, Food &...
  8. The Business Barn

    Tenant farmers and diversification

    The Tenant Farmers Association have recently released a press release suggesting that a rising number of landlords are refusing farm diversification consent. Is this something you have come across? Let us know your experiences below. You can read more on the topic here >>>>>>
  9. The Business Barn

    Tenant farmers and farm diversification

    The Tenant Farmers Association have recently released a press release suggesting that a rising number of landlords are refusing farm diversification consent. Is this something you have come across? Let us know your experiences below. You can read more on the topic here >>>>>>
  10. The Business Barn

    Farm vending

    Have you considered opening your own on-farm vending machine, this couple have and its gone down a storm with the locals. Take a read of there journey so far. Farm vending success for Herefordshire family Instone Court in Hereford is one of only three farms in the UK to host a refrigerated...
  11. The Business Barn

    Starting a holiday lets business

    Starting a holiday lets business The holiday lettings consultancy House Nouse is offering Business Barn users a one-off 50% discount for an initial site meeting at any location in England or Wales. The standard charge for an initial visit is normally £100 saving users £50. The visit will...
  12. The Business Barn

    Tell your mates - Chance to win £10,000 in Dragon’s Den-style competition

    Dragon’s Den-style competition launches for food and drink businesses in Gloucestershire This is a great opportunity not to be missed...... Applications are now open for a new Dragons’ Den-style competition that will give people from Gloucestershire the chance to see their food and drink...
  13. The Business Barn

    Opportunity to expand UK vineyard network

    Ever thought about starting a vineyard, this could be the news you need to get you started.... Prime viticultural land for new and expanding vineyards in the UK could be a major rival to the Champagne region of France according to the University of East Anglia (UEA). A study conducted by the...
  14. The Business Barn

    One-fifth of farmers plan to diversify

    One in five UK farmers plans to diversify to remain financially sound after Brexit says new research. Conducted by NFU Mutual, the research found that of the 62% of UK farmers who have already diversified, over nine out of ten projects have been financially successfully, showcasing the...
  15. The Business Barn

    NatWest's top 10 business tips for farmers...

    From the Director of Agriculture, Roddy McLean Farming is like any other business, it has its peaks and troughs and there are various factors beyond an individuals’ control that can mean things don’t always go our way. However, as always there are several elements that can be implemented...
  16. The Business Barn

    Diversification case studies...

    1. Couple diversify family farm to 'his and her' projects, Buckinghamshire For Ted and Jackie Howard-Jones inheriting the family farm in 2005 provided the opportunity to capitalise on its stunning location and practical facilities to establish multiple business ventures. Click here to read their...
  17. The Business Barn

    Diversifying? Business ideas for on-farm events and attractions...

    Ideas to help get you started if you are looking to use existing on-farm assets for a new business venture. Weddings Celebration venue i.e. children birthday parties Corporate or conference venue Educational access for schools or groups Children’s activities, play or farm park Petting zoo Café...
  18. The Business Barn

    Couple diversify family farm to ‘his and her’ projects...

    Nestled in the heart of the Chilterns in Buckinghamshire, Cholsey Grange Farm was once home to Ted’s parents who ran it as a working farm with alternative income streams. “The farm itself has been through many changes with my father in charge. Being a 200-acre farm, it was once a dairy farm...
  19. Creative Foodie

    Benefits to Diversifying

    Thinking of diversifying? I have recently write a blog post on the benefits of diversifying. Hope you find it interesting. https://www.appetite.me.uk/blog/benefits-to-diversifying
  20. 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...

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