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


700 acres

Organic dairy herd of 250 cows

Open to discussion what type of agreement

Opportunity #104

Location (nearest town): Newport

90 acres

Simple accommodation may be provided.

Opportunity #107

Near Llanelli

25 Ha / 60 acres

Opportunity #785

North Monmouthshire

75 Ha / 185 acres

28 Beef Sucklers & followers

No accommodation

Share Farming Agreement

Opportunity #858

Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil

35 Ha / 85 acres

45 Pedigree Breeding Welsh Black cows

Open to discussion what type of agreement

Opportunity #846

Market Garden


Acreage to be agreed

No accommodation

Open to discussion what type of agreement

Opportunity #841

Three miles from Llanfyllin and Llanrhaedr y Mochnant

130 acer / 52 ha

110 Welsh Mule ewes/Texel & 14 Stabilisers/Angus

No accommodation

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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