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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The skills application window is OPEN UNTIL 17.00 FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2020.

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

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IT computer courses for beginners

Do you want to learn how to use Word, Excel, emails, the internet, social media.

Friendly, accessible classes delivered throughout Wales at a pace to suit you.

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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

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Events
21 Jan 2020
Red Meat Benchmarking Surgery
Brecon
Have you participated in the Red Meat Benchmarking...
Surgery/Clinic
21 Jan 2020
Red Meat Benchmarking Surgery
Dolgellau
Have you participated in the Red Meat Benchmarking...
Surgery/Clinic
21 Jan 2020
Lambing Losses Part 1 – Abortion and Nutrition
Brecon
Workshop attendees will learn about the main causes...
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