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.

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.

An introduction to our Monitor Farms

Meet some monitor farmers

Listen to the podcast

Hear from three Monitor Farmers – Richard Orr (Downpatrick), Roger Wilson (Malmesbury) and Colin Chappell (Brigg) – as they discuss their respective journeys and share their views on the future of AHDB.

Watch the video

Monitor Farm hosts (past and present) discuss what they have gained from being involved in the Monitor Farm programme, and what’s in it for other farmers.

Why become a monitor farmer?

Monitor Farms

Farm Excellence

Quick links

Monitor Farms

Strategic Cereal Farms

Arable Business Groups

Catch up with our webinars

Watch our short 'how-to' videos

Yield Enhancement Network (YEN)

Contact a Knowledge Exchange Manager