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Where can I meet like-minded people to share ideas and be part of a network?

AHDB’s Farm Excellence Platform is a network of monitor and strategic farms. You can read inspiring case studies about innovative practice and register to attend on-farm events. See the list of participating farms and find out more here.
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AHDB’s Farm Excellence Platform is a network of monitor and strategic farms. You can read inspiring case studies about innovative practice and register to attend on-farm events. See the list of participating farms and find out more here.
AHDB promote events such as discussion groups and training of interest to farmers on their website. Keep an eye on their Events page or make sure you’ve registered for updates - contact Tess Howe on tess.howe@ahdb.org.uk
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AHDB promote events such as discussion groups and training of interest to farmers on their website. Keep an eye on their Events page or make sure you’ve registered for updates - contact Tess Howe on tess.howe@ahdb.org.uk
The CLA organises a wide range of business and social events for members in the Yorkshire region. They also advertise local events for land and rural business owners which are open to all, whether CLA members or not. See their Events page for details.
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The CLA organises a wide range of business and social events for members in the Yorkshire region. They also advertise local events for land and rural business owners which are open to all, whether CLA members or not. See their Events page for details.
deliciouslyorkshire organises regular networking events for producers and farm businesses. Check their events page for dates and prices.
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deliciouslyorkshire organises regular networking events for producers and farm businesses. Check their events page for dates and prices.
The NFU offers a wide range of business, social and educational events organised at local level from briefing meetings and discussion groups to regional conferences, dinner dances, clay shoots and social trips. Members have access to a regional calendar detailing events and also receive a weekly email newsletter. Contact the NFU North East office to talk about membership.
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The NFU offers a wide range of business, social and educational events organised at local level from briefing meetings and discussion groups to regional conferences, dinner dances, clay shoots and social trips. Members have access to a regional calendar detailing events and also receive a weekly email newsletter. Contact the NFU North East office to talk about membership.
The North York Moors National Park Authority oversees the North York Moors Tourism Network - a free, informal network of tourism, hospitality, creative and retail businesses in and around the North York Moors National Park and Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. They offer regular networking and training events and have a range of promotional and marketing material available on their website. More details available here.
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The North York Moors National Park Authority oversees the North York Moors Tourism Network - a free, informal network of tourism, hospitality, creative and retail businesses in and around the North York Moors National Park and Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. They offer regular networking and training events and have a range of promotional and marketing material available on their website. More details available here.
The Farmer Network runs a number of member projects and peer-to-peer learning groups with a focus on farmers getting together to share ideas, challenges and experiences. You can read about some of their current projects here.
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The Farmer Network runs a number of member projects and peer-to-peer learning groups with a focus on farmers getting together to share ideas, challenges and experiences. You can read about some of their current projects here.
The Future Farmers of Yorkshire network organise various events through the year to bring young, like-minded farmers, vets and industry supporters together. More information available here.
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The Future Farmers of Yorkshire network organise various events through the year to bring young, like-minded farmers, vets and industry supporters together. More information available here.
Yorkshire Agricultural Society is also behind Women in Agriculture - a group for women in agriculture and related industries to meet, share experiences and ideas and support each other. Women in Agriculture runs regular meetings and an annual conference each year. More details available here.
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Yorkshire Agricultural Society is also behind Women in Agriculture - a group for women in agriculture and related industries to meet, share experiences and ideas and support each other. Women in Agriculture runs regular meetings and an annual conference each year. More details available here.
The Farmer Scientist Network brings together scientists and entrepreneurial farmers with an interest in the future of the industry. Find out more about joining the network here.
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The Farmer Scientist Network brings together scientists and entrepreneurial farmers with an interest in the future of the industry. Find out more about joining the network here.
The Yorkshire Food Farming and Rural Network brings together people from rural communities to feedback concerns directly to Defra in order to make policies more rural-friendly. Their foci include Brexit, support for smaller businesses, broadband and new entrants to the agricultural industry. More information available here.
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The Yorkshire Food Farming and Rural Network brings together people from rural communities to feedback concerns directly to Defra in order to make policies more rural-friendly. Their foci include Brexit, support for smaller businesses, broadband and new entrants to the agricultural industry. More information available here.
The Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers offers members aged 10-26 the opportunity to get involved in competitions, sporting and social events and more. See the What’s On tab on their website or contact them regarding membership here.
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The Yorkshire Federation of Young Farmers offers members aged 10-26 the opportunity to get involved in competitions, sporting and social events and more. See the What’s On tab on their website or contact them regarding membership here.
Growth Hub has a wealth of events listed on the website, including networking opportunities.
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Growth Hub has a wealth of events listed on the website, including networking opportunities.

The Future Farmers Breakfast Meeting at the Great Yorkshire Show
Event • 10 Jul
The Future Farmers Breakfast Meeting at the Great Yorkshire Show
Stockbridge Technology Centre has a conference centre and meeting rooms which can accommodate groups sizes ranging from 12 to 75. Groups, e.g. farmer discussion groups, can rent the space at competitive rates and arrange a presentation about ongoing work at Stockbridge with a tour of the site. Contact enquiries@stc-nyorks.co.uk for details.
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Stockbridge Technology Centre has a conference centre and meeting rooms which can accommodate groups sizes ranging from 12 to 75. Groups, e.g. farmer discussion groups, can rent the space at competitive rates and arrange a presentation about ongoing work at Stockbridge with a tour of the site. Contact enquiries@stc-nyorks.co.uk for details.

iCASP runs workshops to help address the region’s catchment management issues. They bring together stakeholders and researchers to build connections, share ideas and design solutions. Sign up to their mailing list here to stay informed.
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iCASP runs workshops to help address the region’s catchment management issues. They bring together stakeholders and researchers to build connections, share ideas and design solutions. Sign up to their mailing list here to stay informed.
The Biorenewables Development Centre and BioVale organise events for members with special interests in anaerobic digestion or food waste. These events also provide opportunities for sharing and discussing new ideas and networking. See the BDC and BioVale news and events page for the latest information.
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The Biorenewables Development Centre and BioVale organise events for members with special interests in anaerobic digestion or food waste. These events also provide opportunities for sharing and discussing new ideas and networking. See the BDC and BioVale news and events page for the latest information.
The Federation of Small Businesses organises regular networking events across the Yorkshire region. They are open to everybody and prices vary according to the format/catering. View and book upcoming events through the FSB regional page.
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The Federation of Small Businesses organises regular networking events across the Yorkshire region. They are open to everybody and prices vary according to the format/catering. View and book upcoming events through the FSB regional page.
Hambleton District Council runs regular Breakfast Briefing sessions. They’re free, but you’ll need to book a place. More information here.
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Hambleton District Council runs regular Breakfast Briefing sessions. They’re free, but you’ll need to book a place. More information here.
Hambleton District Council offers grants to individuals and groups looking to set up a business network in the area. More information and application details here.
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Hambleton District Council offers grants to individuals and groups looking to set up a business network in the area. More information and application details here.
Selby District Council runs the Enterprise Cafe and other business networking events. For more details, prices and to book, see here.
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Selby District Council runs the Enterprise Cafe and other business networking events. For more details, prices and to book, see here.
The Institute of Agricultural Secretaries & Administrators 2019 Training Day
Event • 27 Jun
The Institute of Agricultural Secretaries & Administrators 2019 Training Day
Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust facilitates the Long Preston Flood Plain Project, which brings farmers together to reduce flood risk along the River Ribble. More information available here or contact info@ydmt.org.
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Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust facilitates the Long Preston Flood Plain Project, which brings farmers together to reduce flood risk along the River Ribble. More information available here or contact info@ydmt.org.