Single Farm Payment/Entitlements/Young Farmers
This is a busy time of year for paperwork with SAF closing on the 15th May, entitlements trading closing on 2nd May and Young Farmers application deadline is the 15th May. Contact Mary or Colleen in the office for more information or for an appointment.
Environmental Farming Scheme
The Environmental Farming Scheme closed at the end of March 2017. The scheme replaces the old Countryside Management Scheme but with options for wider options open for all eligible agricultural land or higher option for designated or priority habitat land. The scheme is expected to open at the end of 2017 again. For more information on the scheme contact Colleen in the office.
Farm Business Investment Scheme
The new Farm Business Investment Scheme Tier 1 (equipment) closed at the end of 2016 and Tier 2 (Capital works) in March 2017. It is expected that both schemes will open before the end of 2017.
FarmSafe training course
In preparation for funding through the Business Investment Scheme it is recommended farmers complete the FarmSafe training course. The course is a requirement of the funding. It can be found on www.farmsafenet.org. For those who do not have access to a computer or would want assistance with completing the course contact Colleen or Mary in the office on 02880761339.
Contact the office or Camowen Farmers Combined facebook page for more details.