Farmers are facing a period of unprecedented change with the UK’s exit from the EU and the changes in support payments proposed in the new Agriculture Bill. To understand the best ways to support farmers through the transition period, Defra is funding pilot awareness-raising and advice services.

ADAS in partnership with the Farmer Network, is running one of these pilots. This includes workshops aimed at raising awareness of the changes in agricultural policy to support payments, potentially followed by one to one advice from a consultant focusing on the individual needs of your farm business.

There is no cost to farmers participating in the programme; however, you will need to complete surveys at the beginning and end of the process. These will be fed back anonymously to Defra who will use the results to shape future support services.

The workshops will be held on the following dates and venues with lunch/supper provided:

Date Venue Time
Tues 10th March Sedbergh People’s Hall, Sedbergh LA10 5DQ 11.30am – 1.30pm
Weds 11th March The Royal Oak, Settle, BD24 9RX 11.30am – 1.30pm
Weds 11th March The Fountain Hotel, Market Place, Hawes, DL8 3RD 7pm – 9pm
Mon 16th March Hexham Mart, Tyne Green, Hexham, NE46 3SG 11.30am – 1.30pm
Tues 17th March Toft Gate Barn Café, Bewerley, Harrogate HG3 5JE 7pm – 9pm
Weds 18th March Stoneybeck Inn, Bowscar, Penrith CA11 8RP 11.30am – 1.30pm
Tues 24th March Alston House Hotel, Alston, CA9 3RN 7pm – 9pm
Thurs 26th March The Kellbank, Gosforth, Seascale, Cumbria CA20 1JA 11.30am – 1.30pm

How to book

For more information & to book a free place, please call us on 01623 844331 or email Please note that booking is essential as places for each workshop are limited. When booking please have your SBI and holding number ready.