The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board says a new group of Monitor Farms are needed to help the industry through turbulent times.
“During this period we will see trade and policy negotiations taking place and should get a better idea of what the referendum will mean for farmers.”
Tim Isaac, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds
The new Monitor Farms will be appointed in spring 2017 and will hold meetings for three years from summer 2017 to 2020.
Monitor Farms bring together groups of like-minded farmers, who wish to develop or expand their enterprises, in an environment which encourages them to share critical performance information.
This information is discussed and evaluated by the group, encouraging and facilitating business improvement through the adoption of new technology and practices.
Over the last three years, hundreds of farmers in England and Wales have directly benefitted from AHDB’s Monitor Farm programme.