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

The Prince's Countryside Fund -  Skills Development for Young Hill Farmers

Are you a young hill farmer aged 16 - 25 in the Yorkshire Dales or Cumbria? Would you like help with the cost of training and an opportunity to widen your experience by working on other farms?

Skills Development for Young Hill Farmers Flier

Briefing About the Scheme

Application form

The Prince's Countryside Fund- Farmer Network  Labour Directory

This directory targeted  at all farmers, will enable farmers and contractors to market their services to farmers in Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales.

Labour Directory flier 

Job Opportunity - The Farmer Network Assistant Manager


The Farmer Network is looking to recruit a part-time assistant manager at 2+ days a week who will take on some of the tasks carried out by the current manager. There is the potential to take on more responsibility in the future. Salary will be £28 - £33k pro-rata and applications have to be submitted by 16th May.


Further details from the company  Head Office 01768 868615 or info@thefarmernetwork.co.uk



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 

Farming in Extreme Weather Conditions

Advice published by the Environment Agency



Sheep EID Presentation by Duncan Penny, Animal Leader Team Leader, Trading Standards Department, Cumbria County Council



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

tel: 01768 868615



Cumbria | Yorkshire Dales

Farmer Network, Current Activity, October 2013

This project is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas. (download PDF)


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