Welsh Government

The skills window is now OPEN until Friday 28th of January 2022.

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

…develop your skills …develop your business

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Groups of eligible farmers and foresters can apply for a maximum of £3,000 per group to fund 50% of the cost of a study visit within the UK for a period of up to 4 days. 

Application window open until 31 May 2022.

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In this episode we will be discussing; reducing night-time calving, state-of-the-art technology to control lameness, providing gains in suckler cow fertility, diseases that could be within our flocks and sheep wintering options.

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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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Do you have a specific animal health disease or issue that is having an impact on not only your stock but your business performance too? Fully funded training workshops available, delivered by local vet practices throughout Wales. Find out more

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

| Publications
FC - Issue 37 - January/February 2022
Below is the 37th issue of Farming Connect’s technical publication for farmers and foresters in…
| News
A new Learn Welsh course for the agricultural sector
19 January 2022   This week, the National Centre for Learning Welsh and Menter a Busnes have…
| Case Studies
Powys farmer Beccie Williams learned what it takes to run a successful commercial poultry enterprise thanks to Farming Connect
19 January 2022   Beccie Williams is a wife, a mum to three young children and now a full…
| Technical Articles
Supporting farmland birds: Supplementary feeding and long-term habitat restoration.
14 January 2022   Dr Emma Davies: IBERS, Aberystwyth University.   Small farmland…
25 Jan 2022
Lambing Losses Part 1 – Abortion and Nutrition
Felindre Farchog,
Workshop attendees will learn about the main causes...
26 Jan 2022
WEBINAR: Nitrogen and its role in modern farming
Speaker: Chris Duller, independent consultant
26 Jan 2022
WEBINAR: Nitrogen and its role in modern farming
Speaker: Chris Duller, independent consultant
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