Business

Farms in a valley
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Businesses Benchmarking
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Business Plans delivered by the Advisory Service
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Completed Health & Safety e-learning modules
Transforming agri-business across Wales. Farming Connect provides farm and forestry businesses in Wales with support, advice, guidance and training on both one-to-one and group basis. Many services are fully funded, others are subsidised by up to 80% for eligible businesses.

Testimonials:

business
"I now have a much better understanding of how to measure and therefore improve the productivity of my business. Understanding and using accounts intelligently is critical."
Jo Clarke
Ceredigion
Tom Evans
“I am a strong believer in benchmarking and being able to compare our growth with others is beneficial,’’ he said. “My aim is to increase our growth rate to match others.’’
Tom Evans
Pendre, Aberystwyth
marketing
"This is one of the best Farming Connect webinars we have attended. Very engaging presentation which explained the topic extremely well for a beginner like me. Sam was very knowledgeable about the subject, and suggested some very useful tips. Thank you."
Webinar attendee
Logos and Branding for Business Webinar
Ifan Jones
"I started to implement some of the grassland management and water efficiency recommendations in the business plan. The expert advice I was able to access through Farming Connect was first class and it gave me the confidence to proceed with my application for the SPG and invest in the farm’s future.”
Ifan Jones
Llanrhaedr ym Mochnant, Powys
Jonathon Scott
“This is still work in progress but thanks to the business plan we were able to obtain through the Farming Connect Advisory Service and Neil’s ongoing support, we are in a much stronger position to face the future with optimism."
Jonathan Scott
Wrexham
Cheryl Reeves
“Farming Connect has helped us make our business more efficient, more sustainable and more profitable, and we would not be where we are today, without such amazing, ongoing support.”
Cheryl Reeves
Bangor-on-Dee
Gwion Jones
“One of the training courses taught me how to understand and use my accounts effectively,which has enabled me to identify areas where I need to make savings and increase profit levels, which could be critical to the future sustainability of the business post Brexit.”
Gwion Jones
Machynlleth
Tom Rees
"Benchmarking get’s quite addictive once you start and I would question anyone that’s running a business who doesn’t benchmark against other businesses"
Tom Rees
Dudwell Farm, Pembrokeshire

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| Podcasts
Episode 44 - First generation farmers share how the Agri Academy helped build their business
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| Publications
FC - Issue 33 - May/June 2021
Below is the 33rd issue of Farming Connect’s technical publication for farmers and foresters in…
| Technical Articles
How can changing land management approaches help to achieve net zero?
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Events
21 Jun 2021
Beginners – Microsoft Excel
Provided you already have basic computer skills, you...
21 Jun 2021
Beginners – Microsoft Excel
Provided you already have basic computer skills, you...
21 Jun 2021
ICT Workshop: Farm carbon accounting
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