The Wales Rural Network Support Unit (WRNSU) supports a forum to promote the exchange of expertise in rural development. WRNSU is open to anyone interested in rural development or involved with the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and the schemes it funds.


Protected soya and an 11ME silage as a feed for pregnant ewes can allow Welsh lamb producers to capture significant cost savings and better lambing outcomes.

A diverse range of projects that will inform future decision-making on Welsh farms are underway on Farming Connect’s new Demonstration Sites.

Cwm a Mynydd, the Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent Rural Development Programme, in collaboration with the Gelligaer Historical Society have been working on a project that will see a new information board in the village of Gelligaer that will focus on how the village looked in 1318 at the time of a forgotten hero – Llywelyn Bren.

Malan Hughes credits Farming Connect’s Agri Academy with helping her plan her future and achieve her potential through professional development. The application window for the Agri Academy 2020 is open now, and she wants you to apply too!  

It’s great to see the brand new Conwy Culture Centre opening its door to the public.

Spanning Mid and West Wales, the LEAF pilot project took place in  Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Powys in 2017.

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