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AHDB in need of new monitor farms

Staff Writer |
AHDB is currently looking for a new group of Monitor Farm hosts to take the programme forward, as the first projects draw to an end next summer.

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AHDB said its monitor farm programme has benefitted hundreds of farmers in England and Wales over the past three years, and is looking to keep the programme running.

New Monitor Farms will be appointed in spring 2017 and will hold meetings for three years from summer 2017 to 2020.

On Monday, Tim Isaac, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Head of Knowledge Exchange, commented, "The timescale for these farms is really important.

"During this period we will see trade and policy negotiations taking place and should get a better idea of what the referendum will mean for farmers.

"The Monitor Farms provide a unique opportunity for farmers to access independent expertise on both a business and agronomic level, and discuss potential solutions to shared challenges."

The underlying principle of the Monitor Farm programme is that it is farmer-led and farmer-driven, with farms being chosen which are representative of enterprises and conditions in their local area.

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