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Two weeks left to register for The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme

There are still spaces for farming families to sign up to get FREE business skills training through The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme, organised by The Prince’s Countryside Fund and delivered in Garstang, Lancashire.

Aimed at dairy, beef, and sheep farmers, the Programme helps farming families to make changes to improve their farm businesses – 83% of farmers said they have made greater efficiencies because of taking part, and 9 in 10 feel more confident for the future.

Comprised of a series of workshops delivered by experts, the Programme looks at topics such as practical cost management, business planning, succession and managing your farmed environment.

The Farm Resilience Programme covers farms in or near: Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme - A young worker on a sheep farm

  • Aberdeenshire 
  • Carmarthenshire 
  • Cornwall 
  • Kent 
  • Lancashire  
  • Norfolk 
  • Northern Ireland  
  • Orkney  
  • Shropshire  
  • South Hams 
  • Yorkshire  

Some National Trust Tenants are also eligible – Check the criteria to see if your farm is suitable.

Alan, a farmer from Cumbria, who took part in the Programme last year said: “The programme is helping us to achieve our goals of farming full time and growing our business – we’re learning all the time, future-proofing ourselves. With Brexit and everything, this is a time of huge uncertainty, so we need to listen to others and take as much help as we can get.” 

He also said: “I’d definitely recommend taking part. If you’re prepared to move forward, it’s the perfect opportunity. We’re all going to have to get better and smarter with our farms.” 

About the Fund

The Prince’s Countryside Fund  was established by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2010 and aims to enhance the prospects of family farm businesses and the quality of rural life. The team believe that the British countryside is our most valuable natural asset and its contribution to our everyday life cannot be underestimated.  

To help support and secure the future of the countryside the Fund:  

  • Provides more than £1m each year in grant and programme funding to projects across the UK thanks to support from partners, events and donations  
  • Celebrate and promote the value of the countryside   
  • Lead projects to strengthen farm businesses, such as The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme  
  • Commission research into issues affecting farming families and rural communities  
  • Bring together individuals and businesses to help tackle current challenges  
  • Help communities in crisis through an Emergency Fund  

 

You can find out more about the Programme at princescountrysidefund.org.uk or contact Ruth Kendal on 07397 985324 or ruth@thefarmernetwork.co.uk.