Be a Farm Excellence host

Do you want to inspire change and share new ideas with others? Find out how you can join our network of Monitor Farms and Strategic Farms.

Would you like to join our network of inspirational farmers and growers?

We’re looking for new Farm Excellence hosts to learn, share and create new ideas that can help drive innovation and increase productivity across the farming community.

The Farm Excellence platform is farmer-led and farmer-driven, so as a host, you will help put research into practice and play a part in setting the agenda for future topics of focus.

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Could I be a Farm Excellence host?

We’re looking for farmers and growers who are open-minded, receptive to new ideas, willing to share information with the wider farming community and to embrace change.

It helps if you have good communication skills, respond well to feedback, have a progressive attitude with ambition for your business and embrace our farmer-led, farmer-driven philosophy. If this sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.

How much work does it involve?

Being a Monitor Farm or Strategic Farm host requires a commitment of between two and four years, in which time you might typically host three to six meetings per year, depending on the project. During this time, you will focus on making real developments from a technical or business management perspective, improving in areas such as productivity, competitiveness and environmental management.

You won’t be doing it alone. Our Knowledge Exchange Managers support you by organising events, helping you with benchmarking and analysis, writing reports and sharing information with the wider farming community. We can also help you set up a steering group to regularly review the focus of the project.

What will I get out of it?

Becoming one of our Farm Excellence hosts is an excellent way to share learning and experiences and see real progress.

Farm Excellence provides a very practical, hands-on approach with open discussion, and gives you access to the full suite of AHDB tools and services, specialists and technical experts.

There is the social aspect, too – you will expand your network of contacts within the farming community in a professional context, and it’s always good to meet new people.

How do I apply?

We are currently seeking applications in the following sectors: 

Beef & Lamb

Deadline for applications: 30 September 2020.

Cereals & Oilseeds

Applications open 23 November 2020 to 18 January 2021

Fill out the Cereals & Oilseeds application form

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