The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
Search to find best new entrant
The hunt is on to find the best new entrants to farming and crofting in the UK.
The New Entrant Farm Business of the Year competition is being run by the James Hutton Institute (JHI) as part of the European Commissionfunded Newbie project – the New Entrant netWork: Business models for Innovation, entrepreneurship and resilience in European agriculture.
“This year we are seeking to recognise new entrant farms that promote resilience,” said award co-ordinator Dr Adam Calo.
“This could be presented as economic resilience through sound financial planning, demonstrable ability to respond after a significant challenge or setback, and/or a business model that considers future challenges.”
Last year’s award was won by Lynn Cassells and Sandra Baer, who run the 150-acre Lynbreck Croft in the Cairngorms National Park.
For details visit hutton.ac.uk/research/ projects/newbie