Start to Farm

Do you want to venture into running your own farm or forestry business someday? Why not consider a joint venture?

Farming Connect can match farmers and landowners who are looking to step back from the industry with new entrants looking for a way into farming. It guides people on both sides through the key steps required to find a potential business partner. The package of support offers a matching service, mentoring, business planning and legal advice to provide guidance at every stage of establishing a joint venture.

Click on the opportunities listed below to find out more about the landowner, the farm, and the requirements of the role and/or potential for a joint venture. 

Click here to be included on the mailing list and to be informed when new opportunities are listed. 

Current Opportunities:

Opportunity #108

Location: Chester, Flintshire

Land: 700 acres / 283 Ha

Livestock: Organic dairy herd of 250 cows

Agreement: Joint venture / Contract milking arrangement

Opportunity #107

Location: Near Llanelli

Land: 25 Ha / 60 acres

Agreement: Tenancy

Opportunity #785

Location: North Monmouthshire

Land: 185 acres / 75 Ha

Livestock: 28 Beef Sucklers and followers

Agreement: Joint Venture

Opportunity #858

Location: Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil

Land: 35 Ha / 85 acres

Livestock: 45 Pedigree Breeding Welsh Black cows

Agreement: Open to discussion

Opportunity #841

Location: Three miles from Llanfyllin and Llanrhaedr y Mochnant

Land: 130 acer / 52 ha

Livestock: 110 Welsh Mule ewes/Texel & 14 Stabilisers/Angus

Agreement: Joint Venture


Are you a landowner looking for a business partner? 

Click here to complete a Provider Profile or contact our dedicated Succession Facilitator to discuss your options for advertising your opportunity. 

If you already have a business partner in mind and don’t need to use the matching service you can skip this step to access business and legal advice straight away. This advice is fully funded for those looking to establish a joint venture.

To discuss your requirements, contact our Succession Facilitator:

Eiry Williams - 07985 155670 /


Venture Handbook

A must read for anyone interested in setting up a joint venture or considering your options for scaling back or getting on the farming ladder. Click here to read.

Ear to the Ground Podcast

Episode 26 - Stronger together- Neighbouring farms move from the conventional to set up a dairy joint venture

In this episode we meet two progressive farmers, Emyr Owen and Gwydion Jones who have decided to join forces and set up a spring calving herd on the hills above Llanrwst.


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