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Agriculture sector encouraged to join Myerscough’s ‘Farm for the Future’ programme

Published
Tuesday 6 September

Free support for Lancashire and Greater Manchester farmers to navigate agricultural policy changes is now available through Myerscough College.

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Myerscough is working with The Prince’s Countryside Fund to deliver Farm for the Future in this area. 

Farm for the Future, a free series of business, environment, and one-to-one support, is open for farmers to sign up in Lancashire and Greater Manchester. Farm for the Future will help farmers navigate the policy changes that will affect the future of their farm businesses and become more resilient. It will provide business support so farmers can make informed decisions about the future of their farm business, and discover opportunities with the ELM schemes that may financially and practically benefit their farm.

Every farmer who participates will become a member of The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s Farm Resilience Network which provides a bank of resources and ongoing support.

Any tenant or owner-occupied farm currently in receipt of BPS in England is eligible to join – even if you have already participated in a programme run by The Prince’s Countryside Fund. Farm for the Future is funded by Defra’s Future Farming Resilience Fund

Workshops will be held around the Lancashire and Greater Manchester region at various venues including Garstang Golf Club, Higher Trapp (Simonstone), The Farm (Burscough).   

For more information and to express interest in taking part please visit www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/farmforthefuture, or email Andrea Gardner at armernetwork@myerscough.ac.uk, or call 01995 642143.