Lincolnshire

Spaces open for new Lincolnshire farming business academy

There’s just over one week left for aspiring agri business entrepreneurs to apply for a space on a new farming academy in the county.

The 11 session learning project, arranged by Fresh Seat Land Enterprise Centre CIC and supported by the Princes Countryside Fund, will help anyone looking to start up their own agri business or expand their existing business skills base.

There will be 20 places available at the academy, based at the Riseholme campus on the Lincolnshire Showground.

Sessions start on Thursday, November 2.

Each session has an industry expert and leader who will share their knowledge and success, whilst highlighting pitfalls of running your very own successful agri business, complimented by live case studies providing an on the ground account of reality.

It is designed to help participants develop a strong innovative business approach, focusing on business planning, structures, finance, marketing and communication skills for the sector.

The Academy is run over seven evenings and two days, and is open for everyone 18 or over to attend who is at that stage of their career where they want to be involved in developing their own business.

The deadline for application forms is 5pm on Wednesday, September 13.

A Fresh Start spokesperson said: “The Academy is supported by a range of industry stakeholders who help by providing a wealth of local knowledge and expertise.

“These stakeholders will assist with identifying speakers and case studies and support the assessment of each applicant on their individual merit to fill the 20 highly sought-after places.

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For more information and to apply for a place, visit the website here.