Guide to farm business funding – Part 4: Personal development opportunities

farming personal development opportunities


As well as a large and varied resource section, ADHB offers a wide variety of training opportunities from Webinars to farm open days. Some of the topics included are:

  • Grassland Management
  • Cattle/Sheep nutrition
  • Live to dead events
  • Livestock health

ADHB are also part funding (50%) DIY AI courses for suckler cow farmers who have more than 30 females. See more info here

Tesco Future Farmer programme

For young people involved in the agriculture industry who are aged between 20-35 years.What you will get:

  • Workshops: a series of training workshops from finance to succession planning.
  • Supply chain visits: visiting tesco suppliers across the UK such as Cargill, Glenrath farms, JCB etc
  • Mentoring and work placements
  • Access to a training fund

Travel expenses are free/subsidised by Tesco. See more info here.

Nuffield farming scholarship

Opportunity to research topic of interest in either farming/food/horticulture or rural industry;the total award value is around £12,000. Scholars are able to travel anywhere in the world for at least 8 weeks to further their knowledge of their study topic. The results of your findings are presented at the annual nuffield farming conference as well as within a published report. See more info here.

Moredun Foundation award

The TMF award scheme is open to a variety of projects from acquiring a new skill, to supporting a small research project to learning about farming practices in other countries.

Up to £2000 is available per aware, with the candidate required to write a 2000 word report of their project for publication. See more info here.

Farming connect Wales

Up to 80% funding available for business improvement or technical course training from a huge list of courses from: Foot trimming, to sheep sharing to financial recording and VAT. See more info here

Hybu Cig Cymru (Wales)

Enables successful applicants to spend up to six weeks studying the sheep, beef or pork industry in a country of their choice. They will be expected on their return to present details and their findings to the farming industry and undertake a series of presentations. See more info here.

There are also many smaller regional charities and organisations such as Young Farmers groups who offer funding or subsidised training to their members.

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