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Family farm businesses are invited to register for the third year of The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme from Monday 3rd September. Held in 15 locations across the UK and delivered by local partners, up to 20 farming families can join the highly successful initiative in each location.
Aimed at dairy, beef, and sheep farmers, it helps farming families to make changes to improve their business and ensure their viability. 83% of participating farmers said they have made greater efficiencies because of taking part, and 9 in 10 say they feel more confident for the future of their business.
Patrick from Devon, who took part in year two said: “The programme is one of those things where you get out of it what you put in. It was a great way to get the ball rolling, getting the family farm to be more like a family business.”
Support is provided through one-to-one on farm advice, as well as a series of group workshops delivered by professional consultants, including Kite, The Andersons Centre, Promar, Savills, and Saviour Associates. This year sees a new selection of workshops based on feedback from participating farmers in year one and two.
This year’s workshops include:
Claire Saunders, Director of The Prince’s Countryside Fund said: “There has never been a more important time for farms to think about the future. The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme offers practical advice and support to help farm businesses flourish and by participating in this free programme, family farms ensure they are in the best possible position to maximise future opportunities.”
Applications are open until Monday 15th October and places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
Visit www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/farmresilience for further details or to register.