Starting up your own business

A farm tenancy refers to either an individual or business renting land with the purpose of trade or business involving agriculture. This section will further explain and answer common questions about tenancies, how to make an application etc.

Tenant Farmers Association:

The Tenant Farmers Association provides dedicated advice, information and support to all non-land-owning farmers in England and Wales, click here.

Starting up your own business

Starting up your own business depends upon many factors…what kind of business you are developing, the location of the business, the size of business, who you will need help from (if any is needed) etc.

  • If you would like to get into farming and see your future in developing a farm business, a great place to start may be contacting those already in the sector, testing to see if this sector is definitely for you and getting a feel for what could be to come in the future.
  • Working for/alongside farm management companies may give you the best outlook and start on setting up your own business.
  • Money is a central aspect to beginning a business, you have to have the capital in the beginning to invest in the business: occasionally in the past, this has been seen in the farming community through crowdfunding.
  • Contract farming or taking on a tenancy farm may be a good place to start, more information on this can be found on FarmWell under Making a tenancy application.

Farming Connect:

  • Farming Connect offers advice, support and training on how to setup a Joint Venture through their Mentro programme, click here to find out more.

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