Farming News - Fisher German is providing a free half day of advice through DEFRA’s Future Farming Resilience Fund.

Fisher German is providing a free half day of advice through DEFRA’s Future Farming Resilience Fund.

10 Nov 2021
Frontdesk

A leading property consultancy is urging farmers to take advantage of free tailored business support to help prepare for the upcoming changes in farm subsidy payments.

Fisher German is providing farmers and land managers with a free half day of advice through DEFRA’s Future Farming Resilience Fund.

The firm has been appointed as a partner of SRH Agribusiness, a leading consultancy group that is accredited via the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) to deliver the service.

The advisory sessions will support farmers and land managers who are in receipt of Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments to help them understand the changes that are taking place as a result of the agricultural transition.

They will provide tailored one-to-one support to address the changes and identify how and when farmers and land managers may need to adapt their business models and identify future opportunities. 

The sessions will include details on how BPS payments will be phased out between now and the end of 2027, a business resilience assessment which will identify areas of concern and how to address these and a KPI express calculator which will give participants the opportunity to review their farm performance against benchmark data.

The initiative is running until February 2022, and Robert Browne, of Fisher German, is urging eligible farmers and land managers to take advantage of it. 

He said: “It’s fantastic that we are able to offer this service through our partnership with SRH Agribusiness.

“It will give us an opportunity to support farmers and land managers ahead of what will undoubtedly be a challenging time for the industry, providing them with advice and guidance on how to adapt for the future.

“The advisory sessions are free for BPS payment recipients and are tailored to each individual, so I would urge those who are eligible to sign up and make the most of the support that is available to them.”

Further information about the support being offered through the Future Farming Resilience Fund and how to apply is available by contacting Robert at Robert.Browne@fishergerman.co.uk or by calling 01785 273984.