Make sure you don’t miss any part of the Wales Farming Conference 2021. This year, the virtual doors will be open round-the-clock for you to listen in and watch, as and when it suits you, from the convenience of your home. Register now!

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Need help with a business plan, advice about adding value to your business by looking at your livestock, land or diversifying opportunities, or guidance to identify any issues which might be preventing your business from operating as efficiently and profitably as possible?

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The skills window is now OPEN until Friday 26th of February 2021.

…up to 80% funding for a wide range of courses

…develop your skills …develop your business

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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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“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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Whatever the future holds, whatever tomorrow looks like, Farming Connect can help future-proof your business.

With our support, both you and your business can take the necessary steps to be ‘fit for the future’.

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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

| Technical Articles
Air pollution: Reducing ammonia emissions from agriculture by adapting fertiliser storage and land application techniques
15 January 2021   Dr William Stiles: IBERS, Aberystwyth University.   Take home…
| Reports
Welsh Pasture Project 2020 Review
41 farmers, a mixture of dairy, beef and sheep from a range of different land types and systems…
| Case Studies
Cost savings as Welsh farm improves soil health with Farming Connect support
14 January 2021   A Welsh upland farm is spending less on feed and fertiliser and is…
| News
Feed costs can be halved in dairy systems that favour fodder beet over silage
14 January 2021   Grazing fodder beet can provide winter feed for all classes of dairy stock…
18 Jan 2021
WEBINAR: Strategic Dairy Farm - Lean Dairy management with Jana Hocken
Join the world-renowned New Zealand author of...
19 Jan 2021
WEBINAR: Making the most of red clover
Join Farming Connect and Helen Mathieu, Germinal...
20 Jan 2021
WEBINAR: Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD)
Workshop attendees will learn about the clinical signs,...