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#clubhectare launch an industry forum

Launching at the Midlands Machinery Show on 22nd November 2017, #clubhectare will be showcasing the new look club to its current members and the wider farming community. #clubhectare was founded 6 years ago by a group of farmers who all used…

 

Nearly Here!

The Farm Business Innovation Show is opening its doors at the NEC in Birmingham November 8th and will run until the 9th bringing together thousands of business owners from the rural sector who are looking for new ways to diversify their land or…

 

Supporting Innovation and Diversification for Farmers & Landowners

The Farm Business Innovation Show is returning to the NEC in Birmingham on the 8th and 9th of November and is designed to help farmers, landowners, estate owners and rural entrepreneurs find everything they need from inspiration to execution to…

 

Spend Time, Not Money and Stay Safe!

Spend Time Not Money and Stay Safe! Top Maintenance Tips For Farm Equipment Running a farm these days can be very expensive. A lot of work and skill has to go into a farm, in all sorts of weather. To help farmers along the way they need a whole…

 

Earn Money & Save The Planet

Earn Money & Save The Planet Farmers are now being offered further financial rewards, for improving the environment by planting trees. In addition to the EU set aside style bursaries available, the UK government has created a fund of £13…

 

Farmers & Rural Business Owners 74% More Likely to Diversify Due to Brexit

PRESS RELEASE - 25/07/2017 Diversity is the future of farming. More and more farms are looking at branching out into more than one area to establish multiple streams of income which will allow business to remain resilient in times where subsidies…

 

Farm Safety Week

Farm Safety Week In the period of 2016/17, tragically 30 people were killed as a result of farming and other agricultural based activities. It is the most dangerous industry in the UK, with the highest fatal injury record against all the other main…

 

Will ‘Smart Farming’ Save The Human Race?

Not a day seems to go by where there isn’t a new plight in the agriculture world. It is one of the biggest industries, yet it has the smallest margins. Trying to meet the demands of the population, while also balancing the environmental aspect and…

 

Empowering Women In Agriculture

The stereotyping of farmers is changing. In its history, farmers were seen as middle-aged males, whereas women on the farm were stereotyped as the farmer’s wife. As boundaries are pushed, the stereotyping of agriculture is starting to be forgotten…

 

Five Steps To Protect Your Livestock From Badgers

Since 2008 over 250,000 cattle have been culled as a result of bovine tuberculosis (bTB). It is a problem that can completely devastate a farm and sometimes farming businesses can’t recover. The disease is incredibly infectious and not only affects…