To support farmers through the agricultural transition, we’re offering free business advice to those who currently receive direct payments.
Through the Future Farming Resilience Fund, we’re paying independent advisers to explain how the changes happening to farming will affect farmers and help them to prepare.
In total, 19 providers across England are offering the advice.
As I mentioned in a previous post, the fund is structured in 3 phases. We are currently in the second phase. It was due to end in March 2022, but we’re extending this phase until September 2022.
We appreciate that 2021’s late harvest made it difficult for farmers to apply in time and take up was slower than expected.
So, we’ve offered all our providers an extension of up to 6 months, which is when the next phase of support is expected to begin.
This will give providers more time to deliver the support. The new end dates for each of the projects are set out in the table below.
We hope this extension will encourage more people to get in touch with an adviser and work out the best plan for their farms. The final phase of support will operate over a longer timescale; launching later in 2022 and running until March 2025.
Get free advice
If you’d like to access free business advice, all you need to do is take a look at the list of advisers below and contact them directly.
The advisers are offering support in different ways: it could be delivered in the form of workshops supported by experts or through one-to-one conversations.
|ADASemail@example.com||03301 755839||England||Any sector||31 May 2022|
|AHDB||FarmBusinessReview@ahdb.org.uk||0247 5189300||England||Grazing livestock & Cereals||31 August 2022|
|Berrysfirstname.lastname@example.org||07469858749||Shropshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Warwickshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Leicestershire, Derbyshire.||No particular sector||31 July 2022|
|Brown & Coemail@example.com||01480 598875||Hertfordshire, Northumberland, Durham, Yorkshire, Humber, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Bucks, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Essex, Kent, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset.||Targeting all farmers and farm types including arable, livestock, mixed and roots.||30 June 2022|
|Bury Beet Groupfirstname.lastname@example.org||01284386111||Suffolk and Norfolk||Arable and sugar beet||31 March 2022|
|Ceres Ruralemail@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org||01865790790||Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Kent, Sussex, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Norfolk.||Arable||30 April 2022|
|Devon County Councilemail@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org||01392383000||Devon and Somerset||No particular sector||31 May 2022|
|DJM Consultingemail@example.com||01746714089||Shropshire, West Midlands, South Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire||No particular sector||31 August 2022|
|JH Agri Consultancyfirstname.lastname@example.org||07739176667||Cumbria, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, Northumberland||Livestock||31 August 2022|
|Kite Consultingemail@example.com||01902854797||England||Dairy||31 August 2022|
|Landworkers Alliancefirstname.lastname@example.org||07875849754||England||Horticulture, dairy, SME meat, mixed farming||31 March 2022|
|Laurence Gould Partnershipemail@example.com||07968412052||Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surry, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset, Wiltshire, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Northumberland, Cumbria, Durham||No particular sector||31 August 2022|
|M B Hodgson & Son Limitedfirstname.lastname@example.org||01539566222||Cumbria, North Lancashire, North Yorkshire||Livestock||31 August 2022|
|Natural Enterpriseemail@example.com||01983296244||Isle of Wight||No particular sector||30 April 2022|
|NIABfirstname.lastname@example.org||07957966802||Wessex and Cotswolds||Arable||1 March 2022|
|Promar Internationalemail@example.com||07971 118688||England||Dairy, Beef and Sheep||31 May 2022|
|Ricardo-AEA Ltdfirstname.lastname@example.org||01235 753530||England||No particular sector||30 June 2022|
|SRUCemail@example.com||07825 781347||England||Any sector||31 August 2022|
|The Prince's Countryside Fundfirstname.lastname@example.org||07551848892||Cumbria, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Northumberland, Durham Dales, Peak District, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Lincolnshire, Herefordshire, Cornwall. There will also be a virtual group.||Dairy, Beef and Sheep||30 April 2022|