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Thinking “farm diversification” and #socialfarming as value-added activity for different farms in the future.

Did you know that today in other EU countries, social farming is seen as an example, not just of farm diversification, but of “multifunctionality”. That is, whilst farming is primarily about food p...
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Andover tour farm peddles pumpkins, nostalgia

Andover tour farm peddles pumpkins, nostalgia | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
Andover farmer Don Eveland got into the pumpkin business seven years ago (With Halloween approaching how about this for a diversification idea?
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CAP reform: Expert explains latest detail on greening - FarmersWeekly

CAP reform: Expert explains latest detail on greening - FarmersWeekly | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
CAP reform: Expert explains latest detail on greening
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Q How long is the period when I need to have three crops on the farm for crop diversification and does this stop me planting crops after this date?
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Westcountry's best diversifying on show at WMN Countryside Awards - Western Morning News

Westcountry's best diversifying on show at WMN Countryside Awards - Western Morning News | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
Western Morning News Westcountry's best diversifying on show at WMN Countryside Awards Western Morning News Local farmer Steven Cane made the decision to diversify into composting in June 2011, and since then his business South West Composting Ltd...
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South Suffolk Crop Competition draws near-record entry - East Anglian Daily Times

South Suffolk Crop Competition draws near-record entry - East Anglian Daily Times | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
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South Suffolk Crop Competition draws near-record entry
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This year the speaker will be Eric Morton, who set up vending farm diversification Morvend on the family farm at Needham Market.
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NFU Comment: Matt Swain on how 'soft' skills can help a farm business survive - East Anglian Daily Times

NFU Comment: Matt Swain on how 'soft' skills can help a farm business survive - East Anglian Daily Times | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
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NFU Comment: Matt Swain on how 'soft' skills can help a farm business survive
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Unfortunately today, due to diversification, we are becoming far more reliant on direct customer contact.
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Farmers and landowners urged to prepare plans to gain new European funding - Lynn News

Farmers and landowners urged to prepare plans to gain new European funding - Lynn News | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
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Farmers and landowners urged to prepare plans to gain new European funding
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The priority areas set by the EU include farm diversification, increasing farm and forestry productivity, provision of rural services, and heritage work.
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Peak Goats Herds of Pygmy and Boer Goats

Peak Goats Herds of Pygmy and Boer Goats | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
Peak Goats has high health herds of both Miniature Pygmy goats and Boer goats. Quality goats available. (This UK goat farm sells miniatures & Boer goats & even trained Boer goats that pull goat carts.
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How setting up a company can help succession and diversification - FarmersWeekly

How setting up a company can help succession and diversification - FarmersWeekly | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
How setting up a company can help succession and diversification
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Diversification does not have to mean setting up a paint-balling venue.
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Red Tractor scheme 'boosts customer confidence' - Western Morning News

Red Tractor scheme 'boosts customer confidence' - Western Morning News | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
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Red Tractor scheme 'boosts customer confidence'
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The farm currently uses a farrowing crate until day-six before putting piglets into a straw pen, a delay not accepted by the RSPCA Freedom Food scheme.
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10 diversification tips from Herefordshire - FarmersWeekly

10 diversification tips from Herefordshire - FarmersWeekly | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
10 diversification tips from Herefordshire
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Brothers James and Richard Manning will feature in episodes one and three of the Channel 4 documentary, First Time Farmers, which begins on Thursday 7 August at 10pm.
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Ow.ly - image uploaded by @SP_RuralClimate

Ow.ly - image uploaded by @SP_RuralClimate | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
RT @SP_RuralClimate: Committee hearing more about the Hatton of Ogivy Farm distillery diversification this morning http://t.co/9JrjneVqFs
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WATCH: First North Wales farm to offer laser combat game - Daily Post North Wales

WATCH: First North Wales farm to offer laser combat game - Daily Post North Wales | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
WATCH: First North Wales farm to offer laser combat game
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A hill farming family has exchanged their farm shop for the future of outdoor gaming.
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Buy country’s rarest beef direct from Gloucestershire farm business | Blog

Buy country’s rarest beef direct from Gloucestershire farm business | Blog | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
Buy country’s rarest beef direct from Gloucestershire farm business (Buy country’s rarest beef direct from Gloucestershire #farmbusiness via @swbusinessnews http://t.co/t879MkApf6 #diversification)...
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New planning rules make it easier to build houses on farms

New planning rules make it easier to build houses on farms | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
Farm buildings may be converted into up to three residential dwellings under new Permitted Development Rights (PDRs). Since 6 April, these allow residential conversion without going through the full planning process.
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Deer farming gains ground

Deer farming gains ground | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
RETAIL SALES of venison have increased by over 400% in the UK over the last year - but to cope with this demand, UK suppliers have been importing ever more venison from New Zealand, Poland, Ireland and Spain.
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Willow diversification secures beef farm's future - FarmersWeekly

Willow diversification secures beef farm's future - FarmersWeekly | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
Willow diversification secures beef farm's future FarmersWeekly Forming a business partnership and fulfilling the modern customer's delivery demands has helped secure a bright future for one Somerset farmer's diversification into willow, as Aly...
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New report on Farm Diversification from @nuffieldfarming Farmer @followafarmer #Nuffield13 good report Andrew http://t.co/aaoe0MXScB
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Welcome to the world of 'Gray's Coach Hire - Farming Life

Welcome to the world of 'Gray's Coach Hire - Farming Life | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
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Welcome to the world of 'Gray's Coach Hire
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Colin Gray is amongst the latest generations of farmers who have successfully diversified their traditional agricultural businesses.
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Law firm tackles key issues at county shows - shropshirelive.com (press release)

Law firm tackles key issues at county shows - shropshirelive.com (press release) | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
shropshirelive.com (press release) Law firm tackles key issues at county shows shropshirelive.com (press release) “EU agricultural regulation including specifics such as the Single Payment Scheme and the Common Agricultural Policy were hot topics...
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It’s changed a little down on the farm

It’s changed a little down on the farm | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
Farms are all around us and easy to take for granted. But there’s a lot more going on than there was a generation ago, as farms diversify to help secure their futures.
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Introducing new products – the business benefits of diversifying - The Guardian

Introducing new products – the business benefits of diversifying - The Guardian | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
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Introducing new products – the business benefits of diversifying
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This strategy has enabled many UK farms to survive in recent decades.
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Alpacas are a way for farms to diversify - Western Daily Press

Alpacas are a way for farms to diversify - Western Daily Press | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
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Alpacas are a way for farms to diversify
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Diversification takes many forms and the alpaca industry is welcoming an increasing number of more traditional livestock farmers into its fold.
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MSPs to visit innovative farm project in Dumfries and Galloway

MSPs to visit innovative farm project in Dumfries and Galloway | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
A farm that was one of the first in Scotland to diversify its business into the tourism sector will visited by MSPs on the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee today (Monday).
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Farm Business Innovation 2014

Farm Business Innovation 2014 | Farm Diversification | Scoop.it
Farm Business Innovation 2014 is for all farmers, smallholders, land owners, estates and everybody with an interest in rural business (Our website has had a refresh, we hope you all like it!
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