With the continuous rise in input costs, now more than ever, businesses need to review and adapt their inputs and production costs.

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Need help with a business plan, advice about adding value to your business by looking at 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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Over the winter, silage is the backbone of the feed system on most farms here in Wales, so it is vital that we get that management right. During this programme, we will visit farms that have changed their silage systems to improve quality and reduce costs.

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The ‘Ear to the Ground’ podcast shares technical information, advice, support and inspiration to the farming community in Wales. Episodes include interviews with farmers and industry experts on a range of topical themes.

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the secure, online data storage tool for continuous professional development.

You can access and update your qualifications, skills and professional development data in one secure online place.

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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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4 Jul 2022
RPW Surgery
Y Trallwng / Welshpool
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5 Jul 2022
Maximising suckler cow productivity
Cydweli / Kidwelly
Workshop attendees will work through the aspects of...
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