The Farmer Network has announced that it has “revamped” it’s Farming Ambition Programme with the addition of new workshops.

The workshops will cover business planning; bookkeeping, diversification; marketing; loan applications and the promotion of sustainable farming practices.

The Farmer Network provides business support to young people and, over the last 12 years, has assisted over 160 individuals in farming-related business ventures.

This winter, the Farmer Network will hold the series of workshops aimed at helping young people in the farming industry acquire the skills and knowledge they need.

“The workshops are not only an invaluable educational experience, but also a fantastic opportunity to connect with like-minded young farmers and gain insights from successful farming and related business owners,” it said.

The Farming Ambition launch sessions, where those interested can find out more about the programme and hear from younger farmers running their own businesses, will take place on:

  • Thursday, November 2, at Burnsall Village Hall in the Yorkshire Dales;
  • Thursday, November16, at Penrith Rugby Club in Cumbria.

Individuals with a passion for farming are encouraged to review the programme.

It is open to those with a passion for farming between the ages of 18 and 30 in Cumbria, and to those between the ages of 18 and 40 in the Yorkshire Dales.

“Farming is undergoing a significant transformation, and these workshops are specifically designed to equip the next generation of farmers with the tools and knowledge they need to turn their farming business ideas into reality,” the Farmer Network said.

Spaces are limited for the programme and the majority are free of charge. The Farmer Network is encouraging those who are interested to secure their spot early to avoid disappointment.