Through these networks, we aim to help ensure that the agricultural community is stronger, fitter and better equipped for tomorrow.

Our Farming Networks provide support, advice and opportunity for those within the agricultural industry to develop both personally and professionally

We organise and facilitate events for the farming and rural community at a number of different locations across Yorkshire. Offering support, inspiration and knowledge transfer, 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 that promote professional development and provide networking opportunities. These events are free or heavily subsidised to ensure that they are accessible to everyone.

#fit2farm campaign


Over the next 4 weeks our aim is to bring the farming community together, as we consider what it means to be “Fit to farm”. We’ll celebrate and share ways to improve our mental wellbeing, consider our responsibilities as employers and look at farm safety. But to begin we’re considering physical health!

Farmer Scientist Network

Farmer Scientist Network

Brings together senior scientists and successful farmers from across the UK, to explore ways in which science and technology can solve practical problems on the farm, and underpin innovation in agriculture for future generations.

Yorkshire food farming rural network

The Yorkshire Food, Farming & Rural Network

Is 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, and create new opportunities to develop a better and more targeted rural-friendly policy for all.

Yorkshire Rural Support Network

The Yorkshire Rural Support Network

This network connects Farming Help Charities and organisations working with and supporting our Yorkshire farming community.

  • 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 that we support in a number of ways; from providing a speaker for meetings, to funding training opportunities and promoting events.

Contact Karen Barker on 01423 541 000 or send an email

What the farming industry needs to know about preparing for EU Exit.

Farming Awards

Information on our farming awards and how to download application forms

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