Welcome to the Farmer Network

The Farmer Network is a not for profit organisation solely developed to help, support and guide farmers by providing services and benefits to two distinct local communities, the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria. It is run by farmers for farmers.

Our aim is to support local farmers to work together to save costs, increase income, knowledge and skills, and cope with paperwork. Read More

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Training Vouchers

The Princes Countryside Fund has given The Farmer Network further funding to support the training voucher scheme we are running. The £200 vouchers are available at one per membership and targeted at farmers aged 15 - 40. The vouchers can be put towards any technical training and is on a first come first serve basis.

The young farmers that we had on our waiting list over the summer have been awarded their vouchers and are now able to put them towards the training of their choice.

The funding for the vouchers is limited so The Farmer Network decided to give priority to new applicants and those who have had 2 or more training vouchers in the past will be put on a waiting list and if at the end of the scheme year money is left the voucher will then be given.

For further details contact Melanie Mawson at Head Office on 01768868615.

Farmer Network Labour Directory

We have funding to increase and add to the Farmer Network Labour Directory, which will enable farmers and contractors to market their services to farmers in Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales; more details on the flier.

Labour Directory flier 

Job Opportunity

Quarry worker, driving lorries/diggers; £350 - £400 per week. Esk Quarry, Heads Nook, Carlisle

Further details: Eddie Wannop 07747 897166

News for Members - for details read the Regulation Checklist webpage

From 1stApril 2014 the Sheep Movement System is changing.

Grandfather Rights - Countdown to 2015.

Wagon Driving – Are you legal?

Rural Watch in the Yorkshire Dales 

Farmers in the Dales are being urged by local police to start a Rural Watch scheme to help reduce the spate of burglaries from local farms. There is an existing scheme in Wensleydale that works well, with some Farmer Network members taking part. At a recent meeting in Nidderdale, members were told about the use of liquid forensic marking of products that acts as a major deterrent. This “water” is like DNA and can get everywhere including on the thieves clothes/skin. It does not break down so it means once it has been applied to items it is there for life. Different products are available, which the local police force can advise on, or search the internet for “forensic marking liquid”.

Anyone interested in more details, contact Head Office Tel. 01768 868615.

Fight Crime with Smartwater 


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The Farmer Network
The Grasmere Building,
Newton Rigg College,
Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0AH

tel: 01768 868615



Farmer Network Labour Directory
Cumbria | Yorkshire Dales

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Farmer Network Current Activity - June 2014

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