Countryside Productivity Small Grant Scheme

Last October, Defra announced the scheme would open in “early 2019”, but there is still no news about when it will open and we are hearing some reports that the scheme may be further delayed until later this Spring.  A lot of farmers are delaying purchasing equipment in the hope this scheme will open soon, […]


Both the Cumbria and Yorkshire Dales A.G.M’s were held in January. The report given to members included the following: – Membership levels continue to grow steadily. At the end of August 2018 there were over 1,100 farmer members, 42 corporate members and 15 Network sponsors. Membership fees go a long way towards covering the company’s […]

Future Proof Farming Event

The Farmer Network was delighted to take part in the “Future Proof Farming” event at Carlisle last night. Many farmers attended from Cumbria and beyond. Our Managing Director Adam gave a presentation on the “Power of Networking”. It was a great opportunity to meet existing and new Farmer Network members.

Countryside Productivity Small Grant scheme

We are getting lots of enquiries from farmers wondering when this scheme will be available as Defra has been saying it will reopen in “early 2019”.  Veronica has contacted the CP Small Grants scheme team this week to check and they say: “Sorry, no timescale has been confirmed yet.  Please keep checking our website and […]

Lambing Courses – places still available!

Tuesday 29th January: 3:00pm – 6:00pm at Low Beckside, Mungrisdale, CA11 0XR Or Wednesday 6th February: 6:00pm – 9:00pm at Sewborwens Farm, Newton Rigg, Penrith, CA11 0AH Paragon Vets will lead the courses which are held on an informal basis. The courses are classroom based using a lambing simulator and are designed for both new […]


Lambing assistant required to lamb 2,000 mule ewes on a large family run beef and sheep farm in Warwickshire. The post will be for one month commencing last week in March 2019. An experienced lambing assistant would be preferable, but people seeking further experience would also be considered. Competitive rates of pay will be offered. […]


The Farmer Network Ltd will be holding the 9th Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 22nd January 2019, following the Yorkshire Dales Network AGM at the Pantry, Hawes, N Yorks. The Cumbria Farmer Network AGM will be held on Wednesday 16th January 2019 at Newton Rigg College, Penrith. Details of the AGM agendas, nomination forms and […]