You can now apply for micro grants from the Ayrshire LEADER programme.
Up to £5,000 is available for community projects and up to £10,000 for rural enterprise and farm diversification projects.
You can apply for up to 90% of costs and decisions on grant will be made by the end of May 2018. Projects must start within three months of grant offer and be fully claimed back by 31 March 2019.
Over 900 pupils are taking part a project which encourages classes to grow and harvest their own potatoes from scratch.
The Mr Jazzy Potato Project is organised by the Perth & Kinross Initiative of the Royal Highland Educational Trust (RHET) and sponsored by WCF Horticulture, a leading packer and supply chain manager to the horticultural sector, specialising in seed potatoes.
This year's BBC Food and Farming Awards are now open for nominations.
Is there an outstanding food or drink producer in your area? Do you know an amazing cook? Is there an inspirational farmer you think deserves special recognition?
You can make your nominations for the annual BBC Food and Farming Awards in the following categories:
The 2018 application window for the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) is now open.
The scheme supports environmentally-friendly land management practices that aim to safeguard and improve Scotland’s natural heritage and help businesses adapt to climate change.
The AECS 2018 application window opened today (17 January) and will run for 12 weeks until 13 April 2018. The deadline for applications for collaborative projects which involve five or more businesses is 31 May 2018.