The Farming Network offers a free program of workshops

A charity FARMING offers a free program of workshops to help farmers adapt to the changes that will affect their business in the future.

The Farmer Network offers Farm for the Future with the Prince’s Countryside Fund to help farmers become more resilient. It is funded by Defra’s Future Farming Resilience Fund and any farm currently receiving the basic payment scheme is eligible.

The Farmer Network will work with four groups of farmers, including one group which will be based in Threshfield, near Grassingtont, in the Yorkshire Dales.

Veronica Waller, Farmer Network Senior Project Manager, said: “During the latest phase of the program, we have worked with over 200 farmers and we are delighted to be able to support four more farmer groups this winter, including a group at Threshfield.

“The series of workshops includes help with analyzing the farm, information on environmental approaches and two workshops on themes decided by the group. This is followed by individual support to help each company reflect on its options for the future.

“The program is designed to help farmers and their families come together with other farmers in their local community to understand what the changes mean for their businesses and benefit from their shared experience.”

Farmers are invited to attend a welcome meeting on Thursday November 10 at the Gamekeepers Inn, Threshfield, BD23 5PN. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. with refreshments provided and will include a presentation on changes to farm support and more details on what the program will offer. Any farmer can attend the welcome meeting without having to register and can then decide if the program is right for them.

For more information about the program and to register for the welcome meeting, email [email protected] or call 01768 868 615.

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