In the changing economic context of upland farming, new opportunities are arising for environmentally sustainable farming and farm diversification in the uplands, linked to public goods.
A baseline enterprise analysis for an upland farm will be the starting point to evaluate a variety of farm business opportunities. Through farm visits, you will encounter upland farm diversification and sustainable farming methods, including regenerative grazing. Taught sessions will guide you through the economic considerations. You will explore funding opportunities for public goods such as biodiversity and carbon sequestration and you will model the financial impact of entering one or more Environmental Land Management (ELM) schemes.
The course includes farm visits, workshops and seminars in Ambleside plus online evening lectures. The in-person taught days are spread across a two-month period so that the course will often be possible to complete whilst working.
On this course you will...
- Complete a baseline financial enterprise analysis for an upland farm.
- Understand the farming, environmental and diversification opportunities available to upland farmers.
- Develop the budgeting skills needed to critically assess alternate systems for achieving strategic goals.
- Discover the impact on farm finances of entering one or more environmental land management (ELM) schemes.
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