Norfolk County Farms Estate: bespoke training seminars

A large group of prospective tenant farmers made strong applications to Norfolk County Council, as a result of Anglia Rural Consultants’ pioneering seminars.


Norfolk’s County Farms Estate, owned by Norfolk County Council extends to over 6,800 hectares of prime agricultural land. It has 145 tenants and are an important entry point for new farmers. However, there was a need to educate potential new farmers in farming as a business to enable them to make high quality applications.


ARC consultants partnered up with Norfolk FWAG to develop and deliver a bespoke programme of pioneering seminars, bringing a wide range of expertise.

Richard Rampton created a practical exercise to demonstrate how a realistic budget should be created.
David Hughes brought his finance expertise to the fore, including how to deal with banks and unlock funding through leasing and hire-purchase and making funding go further.
Emma Powlett brought her expertise on what to explore when considering diversification as an additional income stream to the business.
Nathan Walker led the group through the ever-changing picture of agri environmental schemes that are available and what the options and benefits are.


The prospective tenant farmers were informed and inspired by the seminars, which provided them with valuable business knowledge and skills.

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