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SKILLS
For New Farmers & GrowERS

If you need to brush up on your skills, or are looking for new ones, try the resources below. If there is something you can't find, get in touch HERE and we'll do our best to help. We're always looking to grow this list.

Click on the logo to go through to a number of useful videos aimed at tenant farmers and growers. Including, the importance of written agreements, finding and applying for tenancy agreements, problems with short term tenancies and much more.....

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Landworkers Alliance

On the links below find a guidance booklets on applying for fundraising, a business planning guide for ecological farming & forestry enterprises. You can also find case studies and a guide to direct sales & short supply chains by pressing the business support button below.
 

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It is recognised that there is little transparency around agroecological training and career pathways, and that new entrants face many barriers to starting a career in agroecology in the UK.

To help alleviate some of these barriers, the Landworkers' Alliance has designed three interactive industry pathways to guide you into a career in agroecology via the Horticulture, Arable or Livestock and Dairy industries. The aim of these pathways is to display the diversity of routes into a wide range of land based careers.

Click on the logo below for more.

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Developed by NFYFC in partnership with the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), this online guide, which can be viewed below, has been created for young farmers to help with their career and business planning during an uncertain period of agricultural transition. It includes information about conservation agriculture, the role of integrated pest management (IPM) and agroforestry as well as links to further resources. 

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A Gloucestershire-based technology incubator and innovation space focused on the future of farming and food systems. Members receive strategic advice, business coaching, support with raising investment and  finding the right talent to build the team, access to new customers and being part of a network of other entrepreneurs.

They are offering reduced 25% off membership (for 1 year) to Gloucestershire-based new farmers and growers in our network. Click on the link below to find out more, and get in touch with us to enquire about this offer.

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Find resources for organic growers from events the Organic Growers Alliance or their partners have hosted for you to use.

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With the aim of improving farm productivity and profitability, this FREE business models handbook provides guidance on business development, potential cost savings and business planning to navigate the current transition period.

The handbook has been designed to benefit anyone within the farming industry, from new entrants to the sector, to those simply wishing to expand their own business and future-proof it against the changes ahead.

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Thinking of setting up a business, this guide that was created for young farmers has tips for getting started.

 

Click on the logos below for more. 

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If you're looking to set up a social enterprise or community-led enterprise, Shared Assets have a wealth of information and good tips around  leases and agreements that facilitate mutually beneficial land use for social enterprises and landowners. 

 

This resource is especially useful for social enterprises who work with land, since land ownership can also incur high liabilities. For landowners, a good agreement can help make their relationship with the enterprise stable, sustainable and trouble free.

 

Click on the logo below for more. 

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