Sign up to the Farm Family Options Mentoring Programme before it's too late!

3rd April 2013

Over 1800 farm families have already applied to the Farm Family Options Mentoring Programme to avail of the support on offer to help identify options to secure the future of their farm business.

Through this Programme, an independent agricultural business mentor is provided free of charge for up to 3 sessions to help identify options for the way forward for both the farm business and individual farm family members.

A positive Action Plan will be developed, identifying options for the way forward and will include;

  • Assistance with succession/ retirement planning including financial support for legal or financial advice (£250 per farm business);
  • Help to identify potential sources of additional income;
  • Support with identifying training and business development opportunities;
  • Referral to relevant organisations/ agencies for further support


Succession planning is an issue which faces every farming family and through this programme families can get confidential support to develop and implement a succession plan which meets the objectives of the whole farm family, ultimately safeguarding the farm business for the future.

A farm business owner who has recently completed the Mentoring Programme commented that,

“The Mentoring Programme gave us an opportunity for reflection and focussed our attention on future planning. The £250 towards legal advice helped us address our succession planning situation.”

Are you at a decision making crossroads in relation to your farm business?

Do you need help to identify opportunities which could have a positive impact on your farm business and quality of life for you and your family? If so, then sign up for Mentoring before it’s too late.

Download an application form by clicking on "Application" along the left hand side of this page or contact the Farm Family Options Mentoring team:

Telephone: 0845 026 7539