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

The next round of recruitment commences in winter 2020, with farms starting their three-year terms in 2021.

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

If you are interested in finding out more, applying or nominating a friend, please contact: 

Monitor Farm Survey 2021

Have your say on the AHDB Monitor Farm programme and be in the running for a top hamper prize worth £50!

If you’ve been along to one of AHDB’s Monitor Farm meetings in England or Wales in the last 12 months, AHDB wants to hear your views.

AHDB will use feedback from the survey to measure success and continually improve the Monitor Farm programme.

To fill in the survey, please click the link below. You can also read the Terms & Conditions.

AHDB Monitor Farm survey 2021

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