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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.

In this section:

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Coronavirus (Covid 19)

Farming Connect has put in place a digital delivery plan to ‘stay connected’ with the industry and offer all the support it can continue to provide during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Business Planning

If your aim is to run a profitable, professional and sustainable business that makes best use of the latest research, developments and new technologies, you should start by producing an up to date business plan

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Our Advisory Service provides expert, independent, confidential and bespoke advice to farm and forestry businesses

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Farming Connect's new approach to benchmarking will help you identify where improvements can be made within your business

Skills and Training

Develop your skills, develop your confidence- you’ll soon find new ways to develop your business

Mentor Directory

Matching experienced farm and forestry mentors with mentees, providing 15 hours of one-to-one support to help you meet business, technical and business objectives

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Information and guidance on joint venture options - a initiative which matches up those hoping to enter the industry with those wanting to scale down or step back

Health and Safety

“Working together to make farming safer”

Stop…think…stay safe on your farm


Complete a Baseline to start your journey through the Farming Connect programme

Increasing profitability. Reducing GHG emissions.
Increasing profitability. Reducing GHG emissions.

Discover ways to increase profitability and reduce GHG emissions using the NEW interactive farm

European Innovation Partnership

Providing support to projects which show innovation in linking research with farming or forestry practices

Knowledge Exchange Hub

Our new interface between academics, advisory professionals, farmers and foresters, sharing best practice for the wider good of the industry

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New opportunities and challenges lie ahead. Standing still is not an option if you want your business to thrive and prosper in an ever-changing political and economic landscape


Our dashboards outline key activity undertaken across the Farming Connect programme.

Ear to the Ground Podcast
Ear to the Ground Podcast

‘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.

| News
Welsh growers feeding the nation as pandemic exposes supermarket flaws
3 April 2020   Local growers say now is the time for shoppers to buy Welsh food direct from…
| News
Farming Connect focus site is in the top third for low carbon emissions
3 April 2020   A Welsh suckler beef herd is achieving carbon emissions that are 17% lower…
| Technical Articles
Strategies and technologies towards reduced lameness in cattle
1 April 2020   David Cutress: IBERS, Aberystwyth University.    Lameness is the…
| Technical Articles
Lamb Production and Wales: A Holistic Environmental Footprint
1 April 2020   Hollie Riddell, Bangor University. Lamb production is the backbone of…
24 Apr 2020
Succession Surgery
Families can attend a fully funded hour-long confidential...
28 Apr 2020
Business Planning Surgery
Surgeries will be held digitally, either over...
30 Apr 2020
Planning Surgery
The event will include: An hour long private appointment...