Roots to Resilience

Farming is changing every day, bringing forth fresh challenges and new decisions. The Roots to Resilience programme equips farmers with the learning they need to take their beef and lamb businesses to the next level

What’s in it for you? 

Farming is changing, and you want to know the best way to move your business forward.

In recognition of this, we have created the Roots to Resilience programme; this started with a three-day workshop in December 2023 and will continue through 2024 with events, podcasts and helpful resources.

The programme will equip you with the knowledge, tools and skills you need to identify business aims and plan future goals. 

As part of Roots to Resilience, we will address a variety of topics, including:

  • Identifying worry areas to address
  • Improving communication at home and in your business 
  • Establishing clear goals and a shared vision for you, your family and your business  
  • Understanding your farm accounts
  • Applying the three secrets for increasing profit to your farm
  • Developing a clear, implementable plan to help you achieve your goals

We understand that the reason for farming is different for everyone and that it is not always linked to how much profit you make. Importantly, the course will also incorporate the environmental and social aspects of farming systems.

Dallas Mount, Ranch Management Consultants

After the success of our December events, Dallas Mount, owner of Ranch Management Consultants, will be returning for another workshop later this year. He will bring to life his expertise and insight to support all areas of your farming needs through the Roots to Resilience programme.

What’s it all about: introductory video

How you can get involved

We have made the difficult decision to postpone the Roots to Resilience event that was scheduled to take place in May.

Lots of farmers were excited about the event but, unfortunately, haven't been able to make the commitment to attend, and we get that. The winter has been extremely challenging and we know you have a lot on your plates. The event will now be held on 18–21 November in Shipley, West Yorkshire.

In the meantime, look out for case studies from farmers who attended the event in December to see how they’ve used their learnings back on their farms, and join us at one of our summer workshops (details below).

If you’d like to be added to the waiting list for the event in November, let us know: 

Finding opportunities by working on, not in, your business

Farming is made up of many daily tasks, but have you ever stopped to think about whether the time and effort these tasks require is worth the reward? Do you have the financial information available to make that call and spot opportunities to do things differently?

Join Emily Grant, Founder of Forrit Consultancy, and Amy Hughes, Senior Engagement Manager at AHDB Beef & Lamb, at one of our workshops to discuss this, and more, as we help you find opportunities within your business.

Register for the workshop in Dorset on 8 July Register for the workshop in Norfolk on 9 July Register for the workshop in Northamptonshire on 10 July Register for the workshop in Shropshire on 11 July Register for the workshop in West Yorkshire on 12 July

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Module 1: Change the goal, change the system

Balancing food production and the ecosystem

What can you do on your farm to improve the ecosystem while maintaining productivity?

The aim of our first Roots to Resilience module is to get you thinking about what you’re aiming for with your business, what’s driving you and what’s holding you back.

Find out more about the first module

Get in touch

If you want to know more about Roots to Resilience, or if you have any feedback, get in touch with your regional manager or email Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager Amy Hughes:

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