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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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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.

| Videos
Beca Glyn's Story - 17/02/2020
Young farmer Beca Glyn had a serious accident on a quad bike in March 2018 in which she sustained a…
| Case Studies
‘I’m lucky to be alive’ says a young farmer from Betws y Coed who fractured her skull in a quad bike accident.
14 February 2020   Young farmer Beca Glyn had a serious accident on a quad bike in March 2018…
| Publications
FC - Issue 25 - January/February 2020
Below is the 25th issue of Farming Connect’s technical publication for farmers and foresters in…
| News
Could a Farming Connect study visit help you re-energise your business? Up to £3,000 funding available per group visit to any part of the UK – apply NOW
5 February 2020   “Spending time visiting rural businesses In different regions is a valuable…
| Dashboards
Business: August 2019 – November 2019
This dashboard outlines business key activity undertaken across the Farming Connect programme…
| Case Studies
Wise beyond her years, a young agri-student from mid Wales is aiming high, with a helping hand from Farming Connect
27 January 2020   Cerys Fairclough might be only 16, but she’s got a wise head on young…
18 Feb 2020
Moocall - Using calving and heat detection technology.
Wasted time and lost profitability are pitfalls...
18 Feb 2020
Reducing Dairy Cattle Lameness Workshop
Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to increase...
19 Feb 2020
Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) Workshop
Workshop attendees will learn about the clinical signs,...