Launched in September during National Young Farmers’ Week, the YFC Smart Farming Guide is a new free business guide offering essential advice on how to get a farming business started. The collaborative project between NFYFC and Savills has produced an online resource for all YFCs to use. It was created in response to demand from young farmers who wanted more support for starting successful farming business ventures. As the industry faces huge changes post-Brexit, the Smart Farming Guide, supported by Defra, offers a one-stop shop for practical advice on starting, funding, protecting and growing a robust agri business. This mobile-friendly, online guide will be continually updated with information during a time of unprecedented change. The guide also helps members of Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFCs) to plan and deliver business development competitions as part of their programme of activities for developing YFC members’ skills.
Highlights of the guide include:
• Case studies from successful farming entrepreneurs such as Chris Wildman from the Town End Farm Shop and Guy Watson from Riverford Organics.
• Advice on the types of finance available.
• Risk analysis and business protection advice.
• A resources section with links to wider business support.
Use the link below to access the guide.