Many farms have added diversification projects to their businesses to provide an alternative income, from small scale projects like farm vending machines and dog walking fields, to much larger enterprises such as event space and tourist attractions. Join us for a webinar to find out how you can assess your own farm business for diversification potential. We will also look at current trends and markets to tap into. We will be joined by Lucy Wilson of Wilsons Farm and Kitchen in the Scottish Borders and Trudi Cueto of Carfrae Farm in East Lothian who will tell us about their own experiences of diversifying their farm income. Wilsons Farm and Kitchen have added to their farming business by offering a range of farm tours and foodie experiences, with their “wee bothy” grain silos giving visitors a truly unique dining experience. Carfrae Farm initially diversified by installing renewables and offering holiday lets, and have branched out into farm activities such as paddle boarding yoga, forest bathing and foraging, tapping into key tourism trends. They have recently taken the decision to open a farm shop, a new offering for their guests and the local community.
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