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Study Visits

Spending time visiting other businesses can be a valuable way to discover improved methods of working, see best practice in action and bring home new ideas to innovate your enterprise.


Groups of eligible farmers and foresters can apply for a maximum of £3,000 per group to fund 50% of the cost of a study visit within the UK for a period of up to 4 days. 

Each group must submit an application form to request funding and is expected to keep a record of its findings to share with others on their return. 

You can download the application form including the full terms and conditions below. 

Study Visits Application Form

Please note that only one successful application per eligible individual is permitted during the duration of the Farming Connect programme period.

To see our Privacy Notice for the Farming Connect Study Visit Application Form please click here.


*The application window is now open until the 31st of October!*


Application information:

Application Windows

For visits taking place during the period:

1st October – 31st October

1st December - 31st March

1st February – 28th February

1st April – 19th August

1st July – 30th July

20th August – 30th November


Cambrian Mountains Beef Group


26 - 28 June 2019

Painscastle Discussion Group 

Yorkshire and Scotland

21 - 23 June 2019

Cowbois Clwyd

Group visit to Somerset June 2019

10 - 11 June 2019

Montgomeryshire Farmers


11th-13th January 2019

AHDB Pembrokeshire Monitor Farm Group

Northern Ireland

8th-9th November 2018

Pembrokeshire YFC Rural Affairs Committee

North Wales

1st-3rd November 2018

Carmarthenshire YFC Agriculture Forum

Northern Ireland

31 October - 4 November 2018

Wales YFC


26th-29th October 2018

Grazing Dragons

Anglesey and Lleyn

9th-10th October 2018

Grazing Gogs

Bath, Bristol & Presteigne

3rd-5th October 2018

Eryri Young Farmers


21st-24th June 2018

Harlech Discussion Group

Scotland and Cumbria

9th-11th February 2018

Blaenbwch Discussion Group


2nd-5th November 2017

Carmarthenshire YFC Agricultural Forum

Kent and Sussex

27th-31st October 2017

Wales YFC


27th-31st October 2017

Angel Discussion Group

North Wales

19th-20th October 2017

Future Farmers of Wales

North Wales

29th-30th September 2017

Lampeter Women in Agriculture Group


3rd-4th October 2017

The Udder Group

Gloucester & Dorset

25th-26th September 2017

West Wales Grasshoppers


21st-22nd June 2017

Clwyd NFU

Ayrshire & Isle of Arran

7th-10th May 2017

Anglesey Grassland Society

Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire

22nd-24th November 2016

Carmarthenshire Agricultural Forum

Blackpool and Uttoxeter

25th-29th October 2016

Merlin Discussion Group

Northern Ireland

17th-19th October 2016

Cardiff Monitor Farm Arable Business Group


28th-30th June 2016

Wales YFC Integrated Calf Scheme Group

County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

3rd–4th November 2015