17 August 2001

Business seminars

DO you know which way to turn for the best when it comes to re-shaping your farming business?

Are you confused by the mixed messages about how to make more money from the existing enterprises on your farm, the role of diversification and how to achieve the right balance between on-farm and non-farm income?

To help answer those questions a series of seminars will be held in England and Wales this autumn. farmers weekly has joined forces with NatWest Bank and the Central Science Laboratory in York, which researches alternative crops and countryside management.

Seven seminars, each with a regional flavour, will provide detailed analysis of a range of market opportunities. Local and national expert speakers will assess the business opportunities and threats. There will also be advice on how to manage risks and make the best use of your available resources.

A key feature at each seminar will be business forums where local and some national organisations will explain how they can help your farming business not only survive, but thrive in the years ahead.

So, if you want to benefit from a wealth of top business advice, all for just £7.50 a day, including lunch, do not miss this valuable opportunity. &#42

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Sept 25 Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys. Royal Welsh Agricultural Society.

Oct 15 Newton Rigg Agricultural College, Penrith. Kind permission of the college.

Oct 30 Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. The Royal Bath and West of England Society.

Nov 6 Central Science Laboratories, York.

Nov 13 Seale-Hayne College, Newton Abott, Devon.

Nov 20 Newark Showground, Notts. Newark and Nottingham Agricultural Society.

Nov 27 Shuttleworth College, Old Warden, Beds.