New Entrants

Sfasperth180 There is a network of new entrant groups across the country helping individuals at various stages in developing their business.

For more information or where to find your nearest group contact Kirsten Williams, Consultant, SAC Consulting, 01888 563333 Kirsten.Williams@sac.co.uk

The programme also includes useful free resources:

Free mentoring support for new farmers and crofters

If you are a new farmer or crofter, or have set up business in the last five years, then you are also entitled to free support through the Farm Advisory Service’s mentoring programme.  This can give you access to the valuable skills and knowledge of an experienced mentor, matched to your business’s needs, who can guide you through the vital set-up and early growth-years of your business.

Typical skills that mentors could offer include:

  • Experience of running a farm business
  • Traditional skills such as stone-walling, hedge-laying etc.
  • Food and drink industry experience

To download your mentoring application form today click here. Should you need further information, or require a hard copy of this form, please telephone the Farm Advisory Service advice line on 0300 323 0161.