Our Farming Networks help ensure that the agricultural community is stronger, fitter and better equipped for the future.

They provide ongoing support, advice and opportunities for all those within the agricultural industry to develop both personally and professionally.

By organising and hosting events for the farming and rural community at locations across Yorkshire, our networks offer support, inspiration and the sharing of knowledge. Everyone is welcome.

Future Farmers of Yorkshire logo

Future Farmers of Yorkshire

A group for forward-thinking farmers, vets and industry supporters that offers a variety of events and activities to promote professional development and provide networking opportunities. Its events are free or heavily subsidised so that they are accessible to everyone.

Farmer Scientist Network

Farmer Scientist Network

Brings together senior scientists and successful UK farmers to explore how science and technology can both solve practical problems on farms and underpin innovation in agriculture for future generations.

Yorkshire food farming rural network

The Yorkshire Food, Farming & Rural Network

Made up of local stakeholder groups representing different areas of the region, to identify and feedback issues and concerns straight to the heart of Government. It also aims to create new opportunities to develop a better and more targeted rural-friendly policy for all.

Yorkshire Rural Support Network

The Yorkshire Rural Support Network

Connects Farming Help Charities and organisations working with and supporting Yorkshire’s farming community. The Networks also holds a rolling series of farmer health checks at marts and machinery shows, hosts Farmer Community Lunches and co-ordinates the Women in Farming Network.

  • Farmer Health and Wellbeing, including health checks at Marts and Machinery Shows which includes mental health
  • Women in Farming Network– for Networking, Business and Support. The network is free to join and meets several times a year, in addition to the annual conference in October.
  • Farmer Community Lunches – to tackle rural isolation by encouraging the community to come together to share information and socialise

Farmer Discussion Groups

Yorkshire has an active and diverse spread of Farmer Discussion Groups and we seek to support them. From providing a speaker for meetings, to funding training opportunities and promoting events.

Contact us on 01423 541 000 or send an email

Farming Awards

Every year, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society presents a variety of awards to reward excellence. These include for success in farming commercially whilst meeting the highest environmental standards, vegetable growing in schools and to recognise long service within the agricultural industry.

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