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Search to find best new en­trant

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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 hut­­search/ projects/new­bie

 ??  ?? Lyn­breck Croft man­agers Lynn Cas­sells, left, and San­dra Baer
Lyn­breck Croft man­agers Lynn Cas­sells, left, and San­dra Baer

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