AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Monitor Farms

AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds 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

AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds 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 of Strategic and Monitor Farm locations (AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds)

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

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

Monitor Farm Handbook (guidance)

Contact a member of our engagement team

10 years of the UK Monitor Farm programme

This year (2024), we are celebrating 10 years of the UK Monitor Farm programme.

Read some farmer views and learn about the programme's history in a special feature in the summer 2024 edition of Arable Focus magazine.

Farmer views of Monitor Farms (from Arable Focus magazine)

Farm Excellence

Quick links

Strategic Cereal Farms

Arable Business Groups

Catch up with our webinars

Watch our short 'how-to' videos