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Living off the land: expert help to support self-sufficient croft

Listen to our latest podcast interview with Mark Foxwell, a successful crofter based in Sutherland who applied for business development support through FAS to improve his crofting business.
Mark and his wife moved to their croft up in the highlands in 2018 to become more self-sufficient. As part of their crofting business, they manage a smallholding of livestock including cows, sheep, pigs and chickens, run a thriving horticultural business and produce tree planting stock, in addition to fuel for their energy needs.
In this podcast, Mark describes how expert help with an integrated land management plan (ILMP), specialist advice, mentoring and a carbon audit, is helping him and his wife make worthwhile improvements to their business and invest in future profitability.

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