"Our farm business advice service
is focused on providing our clients with sound, professional and specialist advice, supported by our separate team of land agents within GSC Grays.
The farm business advice service, operated through the Business Link Service at the Chamber of Commerce, offers three days' advice on all aspects of running a business.
The farm business advice service is here to help them deal with that."
During her speech, Mrs Beckett announced an extra pounds 2.5m for the Farm Business Advice Service
, which helps farmers boost profitability and explore opportunities for diversification.
Once again, the Commission acknowledges the level of confusion and administrative complexity which exists in the present delivery of business advice and support, divided as it is between DEFRA's Rural Development Service, Farm Business Advice Service
, Business Links, and others.
The Farm Business Advice Service is offering farmers one hour's worth of free business advice with a specialist consultant to discuss the impact of the SPS on their business.
The Farm Business Advice Service was set up to provide free advice to farmers to help them to fully understand the impacts of the changes on their businesses caused by the SPS.
Brothers John and Crick Ellis who have a mixed farm at Hilltop told Prince Charles that they were among some 50 local producers who have benefited from the free farm business advice service
which advises on diversification.
The Farm Business Advice Service
( Knowing Your Options will help farmers claiming the Single Payment to consider the implications for their business and to explore options for change ( including restructuring, diversification and co-operation.
To find out how you can apply to see a farm business advice service
advisor call Chris France on: (01670) 813322.
The four worked in close partnership, drawing up a business plan with the help of Paul Harper from Cumbria Farm Link, with funds from the Farm Business Advice Service
. The FBAS provides a free service for farmers, offering up to three days of one-to-one advice to identify the most profitable and sustainable way forward.
The Business Counselling Service, Business Skills Seminars, the New Business Start-up Programme and the two Farm Business Advice Services
are all delivered by Cumbria Rural Enterprise Agency (CREA) at Redhills, Penrith.