Wishing all our Trustees, volunteers and beneficiaries a Happy Healthy and Prosperous 2018
We are keen to promote the Uplands Farm Business Academy sessions starting in February
The Fresh Start Uplands Farm Business Academy is based around learning key principals needed to help run a successful farm business. We bring in a range of professional speakers both from local and national levels such as bankers, accountants, solicitors, environmental advisers and land agents. We then combine this alongside real life farming and business case studies and visits to help provide information and support. The academy is designed to build confidence and knowledge, create unique networking opportunities and introduce new ways of thinking and working.
With an emphasis on upland enterprises, we introduce complementary business sessions such as a full ‘tenancy exercise’ including interview practice and developing a business plan and presenting it. Diversification and establishing a range of income streams is also very important for the Uplands and we look at this in more detail, along with the complex planning issues often encountered in these areas and associated environmental schemes.
So if you are looking for inspiration in a supportive environment – It’s time to put your business ideas into action!
The proposed Academy dates are:
27 February: Evening session
6 March: Full Day (2 sessions)
13 March: Evening session
17 April: Evening Session
24 April: Evening Session
1 May: Full day (2 sessions)
8 May: Evening Session
15 May: Evening Session
22 May: Evening session
Application Deadline 11 February 2018
We are a Farming Charity supporting people living and working in the Peak District based in Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell .
Please feel free to call in for a chat when you are at market. Our office is in the DDCVS section opposite Bagshaws Estate Agents.
From November 6th every 2nd week we have use of meeting room 3 which is next to the main store ring, where our Farm Business Advisor Jonathan and our Rural Health Worker Rachel are available to offer you a brew and a chat in confidence on market mornings.
We help facilitate the Princes Countryside Fund Farm resilience group for working farmers
We run regular social groups at various locations for retired and semi retired farmers of all ages
Our Farm business advisors are available to visit you on farm – please contact us
Our Macmillan Health Coordinator can arrange telephone or at home visits to support you or your family with issues surrounding cancer and other life limiting conditions.
Our new address is The Farming Life Centre, Agricultural Business Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1AH. The new telephone number is 01629 810903 .
Thank you to Litton properties for their generous sponsorship of our storage solution
The Farming Life Centre supports farming and rural life in the Peak District.
Our Social Groups for rural communities for tea and chat , lunch clubs and speakers
Ashford in the Water at the War Memorial Insitute Group meets weekly on Wednesdays
Flash – based in the New Inn – meets monthly
Boylestone – based at primitive Methodist church meets monthly
Hartington – based in the village Hall meets monthly
Contact us at the centre to join our social groups.