At a time when Brexit has prompted the greatest change to farming in a generation. The Yorkshire Food and Farming Rural Network have joined other regional food and farming stakeholders. With an aim to promote a positive vision for the future of the industry, through Grow Yorkshire.
The use of collaboration will be key. An initiative supported and enabled by the York, North Yorkshire, and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership. The platform’s goal will be to inspire and support farm and food businesses in North and East Yorkshire.
Grow Yorkshire aims to prepare farming and food businesses for inevitable change. Spreading the message that profitability is possible. By signposting available support and inspiring rural business owners with real, relatable stories of other farmers’ successes.
As Common Agricultural Policy subsidies are phased out, this focus on increased productivity and profitability will prove critical. Stakeholders are convinced that Yorkshire’s entrepreneurial, innovative and resilient spirit makes the region the ideal place to launch such an initiative.
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