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FUTURE FARMING RESILIENCE - A Defra-funded initiative - A series of free workshops for tenant farmers

Brown&Co are hosting a series of free breakfast workshops to support tenant farmers on the upcoming changes to the Agricultural industry.

Defra has launched a programme of work that will “provide resilience support to farmers and land managers to help them prepare for, and adjust to, the Agricultural Transition by addressing the opportunities it presents and the impacts it could have.” Brown&Co are hosting a series of free breakfast workshops to support tenant farmers on the upcoming changes to the agricultural industry.

Considering the latest Governmental advice on Coronavirus we have taken the decision to postpone the planned events until further notice. Locations will remain the same for future events so please do still register your interest for your local workshop and we will be in touch once a date has been re-arranged.

The loss of BPS will be the most challenging change for a large proportion of the UK farming base with approximately 50% of farming businesses currently reliant on BPS to achieve profitability.

These workshops are an opportunity to have your questions answered by Brown&Co experts on how to future-proof your business and make preparations for the agricultural transition as well as sharing challenges and opportunities with farmer peer groups on the upcoming changes.

Key topics for discussion including but not exclusive to;
• Investment decisions in the face of FBT Tenancy security issues
• The opportunity of Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS)
• Using the transition period to plan for change 
• Diversification opportunities under tenancy agreements
• Succession or exit planning
• Advice on financing options under tenancy agreements
• Collaborations and business restructuring
• New grants to support innovation and productivity

Attendees will be given an information pack to take away and will receive case studies to benchmark their business.

All workshops will commence at 09.00am with bacon rolls and finish at 11.30am

Buckminster, Leicestershire | Date TBC
Buckminster Village Hall, Main Street, Buckminster, Grantham NG33 5SB

Norwich | Date TBC
Fur and Feather Inn, Woodbastwick Rd, Norwich NR13 6HQ

King’s Lynn | 27th March 2020
The Ffolkes, Lynn Rd, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE31 6BJ

Beverley, Yorkshire | Date TBC
BIshop Burton College, Conference Hall, York Rd, Bishop Burton, Beverley HU17 8QG

Bury St Edmunds | Date TBC
Ravenwood Hall Hotel, Rougham, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9JA

Cambourne, Cambs | Date TBC
Double Tree Hilton Belfry Hotel, College Suite, Back Ln, Great Cambourne, Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6BW

Buckingham | Date TBC
Best Western, Buckingham Hotel, Ring road South, Buckingham MK18 1RY

Woodhall Spa, Lincs | Date TBC
Petwood Hotel,Stixwould Road, Woodhall Spa LN10 6QG

For those who cannot make one of the above venues we will be running a live webinar covering the same content.

Please register your interest in joining a workshop near you here.