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

Why become a monitor farmer?

Monitor Farm Recruitment for 2022

We’re looking for forward-thinking commercial farms across the UK to host new AHDB Monitor Farms, starting in summer 2022.

Tackling the challenges of the future together, Monitor Farms are independent, locally relevant and farmer-led.

Although we focus on cereals, we welcome applications from farm businesses with a mixture of other enterprises.

We will be looking at the whole farm, not just the arable enterprises, and addressing the complex interactions between the different parts of each business.

We are looking primarily for arable farms in the below areas. All interested farmers are encouraged to apply.

  • East Midlands: Northamptonshire
  • South East: Oxfordshire, Sussex or Kent
  • South West: Devon, Somerset or Gloucester
  • East Anglia: Essex or Cambridge
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland

Deadline for applications: 31 December 2021

If you are interested in finding out more, applying or nominating a friend, please complete and submit the below form.

Application Form

Monitor Farms

Farm Excellence