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Farmers Weekly's Diversification Event

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Lakeland Farm Visitor Centre

Meadow Bank

Cumbria

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Be inspired and get the advice you need to grow and secure your farming income by attending the Diversification event.

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Don't put your eggs all in one basket.

65% of British farmers have already diversified to secure their farm income. Are you one of them?

Come to the beautiful Lake District to be inspired by farmers who have successfully done it, learn from their mistakes, share ideas and get the advice you need to get started and grow your business.

Register now for your free place for the Diversification event on 27th February 2020.

5 top reasons why you should attend Farmers Weekly’s Diversification event:

Whether you are starting a new project or have been established for years, these are just 5 reasons to attend:

1. Get actionable advice on how to improve your existing diversification or start a new venture

2. Learn about innovative and affordable ways to market, finance and plan that you can use right away

3. Discover how other farmers diversified and generated income for their farms and employment in their areas

4. Meet experts, local authorities and suppliers to discuss your concerns face to face

5. Catch up with other farmers to share stories and ideas

Diversification event agenda:

09:15

Registration and coffee

09:30

Welcome from Suzie Horne, Farmers Weekly’s Business editor

09:40

Welcome from our hosts. The story of the birth of Lakeland Visitor

Isaac and Kerrie Benson

10:10

Evaluating the assets on your farm

Andrea Meanwell, Farming Officer, The Lake District National Park Authority

10:35

Farm Diversification Story: Ireby Green farm café

John Wellbank, Ireby Green farm café

11:00

Coffee & networking

11:20

Farm Diversification Story: A cross generation farm diversification growing gracefully

Jane Lane, The Westmorland Family, Tebay Services

11:45

Farm diversification Story: Dodgson Wood

John Atkinson and Maria Benjamin, Nibthwaite Grange Farm

12:05

Panel discussion: Best way to fund your next Farm Diversification venture

Moderator: Suzie Horne, Farmers Weekly’s Business editor

Andrea Meanwell, Farming Officer, The Lake District National Park Authority

Veronica Waller, Senior Project Manager, The Farmer Network Ltd

Suzanne Caldwell, Deputy Chief Executive, Cumbria Chamber of Commerce

13:00

If you build it, they will come. Or will they?

Caroline Cooper, Customer Experience Specialist, Naturally Loyal

13:25

Lunch and networking

14:10

Farmers Weekly closing remarks and Lakeland Livestock Arena and Centre tour

*Agenda subject to change

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