Ayrshire RSABI Farm Resilience Programme Introduction Meeting

Wednesday 15 November 2023 - 18:30

Volunteer Rooms, Parterre, Irvine KA12 0BA


Farmers in Ayrshire are being invited to attend a free Welcome and Introduction evening at the Volunteer Rooms, Parterre, Irvine KA12 0BA on November 15, starting at 6.30pm. 

Attendees are invited for a sandwich supper followed by the opportunity to hear about the free business support, worth around £2000 per family, which will be on offer via the 2023/24 Farm Resilience Programme, which will run through the winter months and up to lambing time. 

The Royal Countryside Fund (RCF), formerly The Prince’s Countryside Fund, is again working in partnership with RSABI to deliver the series of free workshops, providing free business skills and environmental training as well as one-to-one support to farming families.    

In total, 60 livestock farming families in the three areas – Aberdeenshire,  Ayrshire and Orkney – will benefit from the programme, which is open to dairy and livestock family farm businesses. The initiative takes a whole-farm and whole-family approach, and in Aberdeenshire it is being led by programme coordinator Kirsty Mitchell.  

 “The meeting will be very informal and a chance to have a bite to eat and to hear all about what this excellent programme can offer. I would encourage people to sign up to come along,” said Kirsty. 

“The programme is a great opportunity to benefit from some first-class business support which is all provided completely free of charge, covering areas such as benchmarking and improving on-farm efficiencies to reduce costs.   

“The workshops will also cover succession planning, integrating environmental management  and business planning with the aim being to support farming families with their decision-making to enable their farm enterprises to become more adaptable and resilient.”  

To book a place at the event on November 15, please email Kirsty Mitchell can be reached on k50mitchell@gmail.com or call 07754664827. 

You can find further general information on The Royal Countryside Fund’s website www.royalcountrysidefund.org.uk