Objective of Focus Farms
To contribute to the creation of a more competitive agriculture industry through the provision of farmer-led training to farmers
The Focus Farms Scheme is now closed, under the initiative 59 Focus Farms were selected to participate in the Scheme. Commercial farm businesses were selected which demonstrated good farming practice; modern technology; innovative farm methods and on-farm research through farm walks, discussion and follow-up mentoring. Visiting groups of farmers could learn, share experience and solve common problems.
Focus Farms were appointed throughout Northern Ireland, across a range of enterprises to include Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Pigs, Arable, Commercial Horticulture, Organic, Renewable Crops, Diversification and Environmental sectors.
Focus Farms were open to farmers, farm families or employees who held a Business Identity number. Visitors should be age 18 plus, or 16 accompanied by a responsible adult.