Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme
The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme offers free business skills training to family dairy and livestock farms across the UK.
Up to 300 farms can join the programme each year and participate in a series of seven workshops which focus on different business skills to maximise profitability and resilience. Topics include business planning, understanding accounts and budgeting, and exploring new opportunities for your farm.
Alongside this every farm receives one-to-one on farm support to take part in a Business Health Check Tool to look at their strengths and weaknesses and benchmark costs against similar farms.
The programme brings together like-minded farms in local groups of between 15 and 20 farm businesses. It gives families the tools to evaluate their viability and long-term sustainability enabling them to make informed business decisions on their future direction.
The Farmer Network facilitated a group in Brampton in North Cumbria from 2017/18 and farmers from within this group are continuing to meet on a voluntary basis.
We are now working with two new groups at Swaledale and around Kirkby Stephen with workshops starting in January 2019.
For more details, please contact Ruth Kendal on 07397 985324.