The Farming Community Network


The Farming Community Network (FCN) is a voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community through difficult times. 

The charity has helped thousands of people deal with a variety of issues, including financial difficulties, animal disease, mental health and family disputes. With a network of over 400 volunteers across England and Wales, many of whom are involved in farming, or have close links with agriculture, the charity has a great understanding of the issues that farmers, farm workers and farming families regularly face. 

Volunteers provide free, confidential, pastoral and practical support to anyone who seeks help, regardless of whether the issue is personal or business-related. FCN also runs a confidential national helpline (03000 111 999) open 7am - 11pm every day of the year and an e-helpline (

FCN's FarmWell website provides a range of free, useful information and resources around developing personal and business resilience on your farm. Through FarmWell, FCN is helping to support the farming community in planning ahead for the future and adapting to change. Visit:



Supporting the farming community

Britain's Fittest Farmer was launched by Farmers Weekly in 2018 as a fun and friendly way to get farmers thinking and talking about their physical and mental health, to make sure they are in top condition to run their business.

This year, we have partnered with four amazing charities and are asking for donations to support their incredible work within the farming industry.