Know How / Business management

Agriculture is changing rapidly so farmers need the right mix of practical, financial and management skills to drive their businesses forward.

This page will help improve your day-to-day decision-making through better measuring and monitoring, as well as looking at what to consider if making more strategic decisions such as buying land or diversifying.

Key areas of focus:

  • Budgeting, benchmarking and business planning advice
  • Getting the right business structure in place
  • People management and staffing issues
  • How to approach succession planning
  • Expert advice from the Business Clinic team

Latest Know How

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Holistic farmer wellbeing health check: How are you really?

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TENANCIES AND RENTS

Find out average farm rents where you live 2021

The average rent for full agricultural tenancy (FAT) agreements rose by 4% in the same year that the average rent for farm business tenancy (FBT) agreements fell by 4%, according…

PARTNERSHIPS

Farm collaboration: Examples and tips for success

As the strain on businesses grows, advisers are experiencing a greater interest in farmers working together. They stress that this does not have to be an all-or-nothing commitment, also that…

LAND MARKETS

Sussex farm weighs pros and cons of biodiversity pilot scheme

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