Monitor Farms

AHDB Monitor Farms bring together groups of like-minded farmers who wish to improve their businesses by sharing performance information and best practice around a nationwide network of host farms.

An introduction to our Monitor Farms

Monitor farmers host four to six meetings on their farms each year. These farmer-led meetings provide an excellent opportunity to identify and share challenges and solutions. 

During the three years of each Monitor Farm, every aspect of the business is scrutinised. Whether looking at soil management or machinery policy, cost implications to the farm business always take centre stage.

With a focus on making real developments in their business management, improving productivity, competitiveness and environmental management, Monitor Farms try out new ideas, all with the support of AHDB and guidance from industry experts.

A map (PDF) of Strategic and Monitor Farm locations (autumn 2023)

Find out about the three new Monitor Farms in England for 2023

Find out about the latest Monitor Farms in Scotland (2022–26)

We're recruiting...

Could you be our next Monitor Farm host?

We're recruiting in the following regions.

North West: Lancashire or Cumbria

North East: North Yorkshire, Durham or Northumberland

West Midlands: Warwickshire, Worcestershire or Herefordshire

East Midlands: Lincolnshire

East Anglia: Essex

South West: Devon or Cornwall

South East: Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex or Kent

Wales: any area

Simply chat to your regional representative and put in an application (by 1 March 2024) to express an interest.

Apply to host a Monitor Farm (application form)

Monitor Farm Handbook (guidance)

Contact a member of our engagement team

Farm Excellence

Quick links

Monitor Farms

Strategic Cereal Farms

Arable Business Groups

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Watch our short 'how-to' videos