Go Rural for Business
An Introduction to Adding Value to your Farm
11th February 2016
Date: Thursday 24th March 2016
Farm incomes are forecast to be slashed significantly across several sectors during the year to February, Defra figures show. Forecast of Farm Business Incomes for 2015/16, released on January 28, shows declines of nearly 50 per cent in some sectors due to lower prices across the majority of UK farm commodities.
The current changes to subsidy payments and the low commodity prices are prompting farmers to make more use of their existing assets to build agri-businesses.
Learning Journey to Tuscany and Umbria 2016
4th February 2016
6-10 September 2016
Following the extremely successful learning journeys to Tuscany and Umbria in 2014 and 2015, Go Rural are in the preliminary stages of planning this year's, returning to Tuscany and Umbria. 100% of those attending previously advised that the Learning Journeys had a positive impact on them. Delegates felt that being away with like minded individuals enabled them to look at their business with a fresh perspective and allowed them to compare/contrast what their strengths and weaknesses were. New opportunities were identified and new working relationships established.