LAST CALL FOR NORTHUMBERLAND FARMERS TO JOIN PRINCE’S FARM RESILIENCE PROGRAMME
The Prince’s Countryside Fund is issuing a last call for farmers in Northumberland to register for its Farm resilience program to find out more about changes to farm payments and to receive free business advice and support.
The programme is open to dairy and livestock family farm businesses and takes a whole- farm and whole-family approach to help farmers create an individual farm action plan.
River Catchment Services working with the Farmer Network will be running a group based around Stocksfield and the Farmer Network will also be running a separate group based around Alston.
Each group has funding to support up to 20 farm businesses with a series of 6 workshops and one to one support to help farmers consider their options for the future. The Programme will start this autumn
Danielle Anderson-Hire from Corbridge based, River Catchment Services will be running the Stocksfield group, she says: “It has never been a more important time for farmers to understand the changes to support payments, the impact on their businesses and how they might adapt to cope with these challenges and maximise opportunities.
This Programme includes an individual business health check which takes a whole farm and whole family approach, one to one support and a series of workshops covering business and environmental management. The other benefit is the support farmers and their families can get from being part of a group of like-minded farm businesses.”
If you would like to find out more about the programme, please call Danielle Anderson-Hire about the Stocksfield group on 07939317760 and Kate Gascoyne
about the Alston group on 07548 934 282.