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

BREXIT

What Brexit means for farm input supplies

Growers and livestock producers are being urged by the Agricultural Industries Confederation to secure farm input supplies for next spring now amid increasing uncertainty over Brexit. Imports of inputs will…

BUSINESS CLINIC

Business Clinic: How to charge VAT correctly on cropping

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Mary Maclachlan, VAT specialist with Duncan & Toplis, explains the different…

BPS

Business Clinic: What we know already about 2019 BPS rates

Whether you have a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s Business Clinic experts can help. Here, Ashley Lilley, director of food and farming at Savills, advises on future…

CROP MANAGEMENT

How four arable farmers made their farms more resilient

Tough times are ahead after Brexit and having a more resilient cropping system will be the key to arable farms weathering the storms. Here we take a look at how four…

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