Current Projects

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    Covid-19: Information and Support

    The Farmer Network has created The Farm Labour Emergency Support Scheme (FLESS). This is designed to help farm businesses in need of emergency farm labour during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Martin Holliday Farming Ambition Programme
    Have you got an agricultural ambition?

    Business Support for Young People, a programme in Cumbria / Yorkshire Dales, for people aged 18-30, wanting to setup / develop a farming related business.

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    The Farmer Network Soil Sampling Service

    The Farmer Network is now able to offer discounted prices on soil samples for Farmer Network members in association with Lancrop Laboratories.

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    Free Farm Business Health Check

    The Farmer Network has received further funding from the Cumbria Growth Catalyst programme to enable us to provide free one to one advice to help farmers review their businesses.

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    The Farmer Network Training Voucher Scheme

    The Farmer Network has developed a £200 training voucher scheme to help members afford the cost of technical training.

  • Farmer Network Research Project
    Foundation for Common Land Hill Farming Training

    The Farmer Network acts as the local facilitator for the Foundation for Common land’s hill farming training in Cumbria.

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    Farmer Network Training Courses

    The Farmer Network is a LANTRA approved training course provider. We organise a range of farm- based training courses to suit the needs of the farming community.

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    Farmer Network Grassroots Clubs

    The Farmer Network’s Grassroots Clubs are supported by the Prince’s Countryside Fund and are an innovative method of engaging farmers in knowledge transfer.

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    Sustaining Farming in the Westmorland Dales

    The Westmorland Dales Hidden Landscapes Partnership Scheme aims to reveal the hidden heritage of this new extension to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

  • Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme

    This is a national Programme, run in several different locations each year.  The Network has been contracted to facilitate this Programme in Brampton, North Cumbria from 2017 – 2018.

  • Facilitating Engagement on Natural Flood Management
    Engagement on Natural Flood Management

    Following the flooding from Storm Desmond in December 2015, the Farmer Network applied to the Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund to operate 3 farmer/landowner groups.

  • Farmer Network Research Project
    Farmer Network Research Project

    A small study to find out the level of interest in setting up farmer networks in The North York Moors and Northumberland.