NEW OFFICE TAKING SHAPE

Last Monday we completed the last load of equipment from Newton Rigg to our new office premises at 1 Sandgate, Penrith, CA11 7TP. We’re in the process of setting up the office and getting fully connected. Please note all telephone numbers and e mails addresses remain the same and it is business as normal for […]

FUTURE OF FARMING MEETINGS

Thursday 19th August 2021 from 7pm at the Hired Lad, Penrith, CA11 0RY and Thursday 26th August 2021 from 7pm at the Crooklands Hotel, J36, LA7 7NW In partnership with Douglas Home & Co accountants, the Farmer Network has organised two meetings to help you understand the changes to farm payments and find out more […]

ON FARM EVENT LOOKING AT THE BENEFITS OF HEDGES AND TREES

Looking for shade! On a red hot day yesterday farmers discussed the benefits of hedges and trees for shade and shelter as well as securing boundaries.  This was one aspect of the benefits of creating wildlife habitat alongside food production that Countryside Stewardship, and the new Farming in Protected Landscapes funding can help farmers with […]

NEWTON RIGG Ltd LAUNCHES NR TRAINING

Newton Rigg Ltd, has today launched ‘NR Training’ – a new land-based training provider.  The first courses in Horticulture and Advanced Dairy Management are now open to applicants. This has been made possible by a collaboration with Lowther Estate that will see the expert-led NR Training School of Horticulture begin running courses at Lowther Castle […]

FUTURE FARMING RESILIENCE FUND PROVIDERS ANNOUNCED

This week, Defra announced which organisations have been awarded grants to help farmers with business advice during the agricultural transition.  The scheme is designed to help farmers to understand the changes, identify how they might adapt their businesses and access support.  See Future Farming Resilience Fund Providers for more details. We are very pleased that […]

PFRP FARMERS MEET HRH PRINCE CHARLES AT THE YORKSHIRE SHOW

Veronica, together with10 farmers who have participated in the Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme, met HRH Prince Charles at the Yorkshire Show on Thursday.  We attended an environment workshop organised by the Prince’s Countryside Fund and were then introduced to HRH who launched an environmental glossary at the event.  It was a lovely day, although Prince […]

FARMER NETWORK ON THE MOVE

We are pleased to announce that we have now secured new offices at 1 Sandgate, Penrith, CA11 7TP.  We will be moving our office equipment over the next couple of weeks and will be fully settled at Sandgate by the end of July.  We do not anticipate there being any disruption to members during this […]

Forest Machine Operators & Skyline Team Members Wanted

Forest Machine Operators Due to an increase in work load D Williams Forestry are seeking new team members to operate harvesters, forwarders and/or Tractor and trailer. Based in Cumbria but must be willing to travel occasionally. The role will include productive machine operation, machine maintenance as well as other tasks. The right candidates must be […]

SWALES TRUST FUND – GRANTS FOR STUDENTS

The Swales Trust Fund, administered by Cumbria Community Foundation, awards grants of around £500 to support students who are working towards land-based qualifications. The funding can be used to purchase study materials, specialist equipment, course fees and exceptional travel costs.  Students must live in Cumbria and those studying in Cumbria will be given priority; however, […]

SWALES TRUST FUND – GRANTS FOR STUDENTS

The Swales Trust Fund, administered by Cumbria Community Foundation, awards grants of around £500 to support students who are working towards land-based qualifications. The funding can be used to purchase study materials, specialist equipment, course fees and exceptional travel costs.  Students must live in Cumbria and those studying in Cumbria will be given priority; however, […]

CUMBRIA HIGH SHERIFF MEETS THE FARMER NETWORK

This Wednesday, Adam and Kate were delighted to meet with The High Sheriff of Cumbria, David Beeby, and representatives from Cumbria Community Foundation (CCF).  Our thanks to Matty and Dani Blair for hosting the visit at Thrimby Grange and to the Farming Ambition Programme participants Murray, Holly and Rachel who joined us.  This was a great […]