The power in PPAs: generating clean energy and extra income

As we work towards a zero-carbon future for the UK, many farms are turning to renewable energy generation to diversify and support their business. Selling excess energy back to the grid can prove useful — it offers an extra source of revenue, earning a pence/kWh rate, while allowing you to generate your own energy.

Farmers with pop-up campsites issued flood warning

The Environment Agency is urging farmers and landowners setting up temporary campsites this summer to check their flood risk.

Farmers look to diversify into new businesses to survive after EU subsidies

UK farmers are rushing to diversify into new income streams such as renewable energy and tourism as they face the biggest shake-up in agricultural finances for 50 years, research from NFU Mutual has revealed.

Setting up your own campsite

As staycations continue to enjoy a boom in popularity, the Caravanning and Camping Club offers an insight into the benefits and practicalities of becoming a Certificated Site.

Self-storage offers low input, high value diversification

As farmers look for more ways to diversify their disused land and buildings, self-storage could offer a low cost option

Diversification can be rewarding, but professional advice is critical

The loss of the Basic Payment Scheme will threaten farms which are slow to adapt, but progressive businesses will see opportunities to expand, diversify and thrive, according to Ashley Smith of agricultural accountancy firm, Larking Gowen.

New income streams for diversifying farms

This time last week the Farmers Guide team attended the Cereals event in Lincolnshire. Here’s what we discovered about the evolving farm diversification industry.

Diversification still essential to farm estate growth, new report reveals

New research conducted by Carter Jonas has revealed diversity and spreading risk continue to be essential for estates looking to thrive in the future.

Farmers who have diversified into the wedding sector receive a boost after limits scrapped

Despite a delay in lockdown easing, the wedding sector has received a boost after it was announced the limit on the number of people who can attend weddings in England will be scrapped from today (21st June).

Rural business utilising homegrown produce

Farmers Guide spoke to Massagical’s creator Sally to hear more about her story and how she set up her small rural business.

The many waste management options for your diversification

One of the most important things you’ll have to think of as soon as you decide to diversify your land is the facilities offered to your guests. With the booming domestic tourism market there are an increasing number of options for all areas of your business, and bathrooms are no different.

Four financial considerations before diversifying your farm

Farmers Guide caught up with Sean McCann, chartered financial planner at NFU Mutual, to hear expert financial advice for farmers looking to diversify.

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