National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

23 January 2015

As many farmers face major financial struggles, a group of Young Farmers have seized the opportunity to take steps to protecting their land and their business.

Thanks to support from Defra, five Young Farmers took part in NFYFC's free Tenancy Training session at the Staffordshire County Showground. The training was delivered by James Turner, agribusiness consultant at Savills and Paul Barron, agricultural relationship manager at NatWest. Following last week's call by farm leaders to landlords to 'back off' struggling tenants, the aim of this training was to prepare Young Farmers for challenging times by teaching them about contract farming agreements, Farm Business Tenancies and Agricultural Holdings Act (AHA) tenancies. 

NFYFC regularly works with Savills and NatWest to deliver free training events, with professional land agents, agri-business consultants and bank managers on hand to help delegates. Young Farmers were given the chance to ask experts how to get their application noticed, how to get finance and whether there is any other support available to their business.

The feedback from the training was extremely positive, with each of the delegates saying that they gained helpful information and ideas and that the day was extremely successful.

For further information about this and other training available to NFYFC members, please visit our Courses page.


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