Join us and industry experts for a wide range of topical webinars aimed at providing useful support and information to you during this uncertain time.

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INSPIRING, MOTIVATING, EMPOWERING... LEADING CHANGE

Join us for a week full of digital sessions to expand, develop and/or diversify your business

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The dry weather period over the last few weeks have introduced some unique challenges of that usually seen on farm at this time of year.

To view some management guidance under extreme conditions such as these click here

Do you want to improve your sheep flocks performance? 

If so why not apply to be in one of our NEW and exciting sheep discussion groups.

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“Pick up the phone, we’re here to help” is the offer from Farming Connect as it steps up fully funded online or telephone support during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Menter a Busnes is working with Welsh Government to collect information from farmers across Wales to help shape a Sustainable Farming Scheme for Wales.

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The skills window is now OPEN until Friday 26th of June 2020.

With 80 short courses to choose from, could our training courses help you meet your business objectives?

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Useful information and advice to help keep farm businesses and farmers resilient and plan positively for the future.

FarmWell Wales Directory

Farming Connect Useful links

Stop! And think safe before starting any job! Is it worth the risk?

"Safe stop" saves lives and livelihoods.

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During the COVID-19 pandemic it is vital that we ensure key rural and land-based businesses - including farms and businesses with animal welfare obligations - are able to access key workers and can continue operating.

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Discover ways to increase profitability and reduce GHG emissions using the NEW interactive farm

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‘Ear to the Ground’ is a brand-new podcast, the first of its kind to be available in both Welsh and English, that will share technical information, advice, support and inspiration to the farming community in Wales.

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Farming Connect - helping you drive your business forward

Our enhanced programme is providing support which is transforming the business prospects of thousands of farmers and foresters.

Many services are fully funded, others are subsidised by up to 80%

To benefit from all that’s now on offer, you will need to register for the programme. Individuals registered under the previous programme will need to re-register.

Check the eligibility criteria, which has now been widened to include more farmers and foresters with smaller holdings, new categories of self-employed contractors and food businesses.

With our support you could:

  • benefit from subsidised business support, tailored to your business needs
  • reduce outputs and increase efficiency across all areas of your business
  • benchmark your performance and work towards progress and growth
  • identify areas for improvement and find solutions to problems
  • develop your skills as part of our new continuing professional development/lifelong learning programme
  • keep up to date with the latest innovations in technology through industry developments and the latest research projects
  • share best practice and benefit from the knowledge of other farmers, industry experts and academic research
  • be inspired by new ideas and find more efficient and innovative ways of working

| News
Grazed grass intakes increase in high yielding Holstein herd with better grass management
4 June 2020   A Welsh dairy farm is proving that it is possible to run a high yielding…
| Technical Articles
Adding value to cow’s milk
4 June 2020   Dr Cate Williams: IBERS, Aberystwyth University.   The lipid profile…
| News
‘Insta’ sensation Anna Truesdale is one of the star attractions of Farming Connect’s online Women in Agriculture week (June 15 – 21)
3 June 2020   When a visiting politician asked an impressionable 14 year old schoolgirl,…
| Publications
Meeting up online - 02/06/2020
Farming Connect is responding to the current restrictions of Covid-19 by providing as many …
Events
8 Jun 2020
WEBINAR: Would 4G broadband work for you?
Join Farming Connect and Peter Williams, Welsh...
9 Jun 2020
WEBINAR: Key characteristics of top third businesses
Join Farming Connect and John Crimes, CARA Wales...
11 Jun 2020
Marketing & Diversification Surgery
Online
Have you thought about starting up an additional business...
Surgery/Clinic