February 19, 2018

Last chance to attend Business Planning Seminars

A number of Business Planning seminars focusing on areas impacting on farm businesses have been organised and delivered by CAFRE in partnership with Rural Support throughout Northern Ireland over the past months with excellent attendance and feedback to date. The seminars are part of the Farm Family Key Skills (FFKS) initiative which and is a key element of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.

The platform party pictured with CAFRE’S Head of Development Service Eric Long at Greenmount Campus during a recent Business and Taxation seminar. Included are Denise Heaney of Cavanagh Kelly accountancy firm, John Herron of Rural Support and Peter Brown chairman of the Agricultural Law Association for Northern Ireland.

The seminars are delivered by industry professionals from local Accountancy and Law firms and provide farmers with important information on succession planning and business resilience and risk management including financial budgeting, forecasting and the impact of market volatility on farm profitability.

The dates and venues for the final group of evening seminars are now confirmed as

  • Thursday 22nd February – Friel’s Restaurant, Swatragh
  • Tuesday 27th February – City Hotel, Armagh
  • Wednesday 28th February – Old School House, Cushendall
  • Monday 5th March – Tirgan Community Association, Tirgan Hall, Moneymore

Doors open for these seminars at 7.30pm with seminars beginning at 8.00pm.

One additional afternoon session has also been confirmed at Greenmount Campus, Antrim on Tuesday 13th of March with doors opening at 1.00 pm and seminars beginning at 1.30pm.

The seminars are free to farmers, members of the farm family and employees. Grandparents, uncles, aunts, brothers and sisters within farm families would all benefit from attending a seminar.

For further information contact the delivery agent for this training programme Rural Support on 028 8676 0040 or visit the Business Planning course page on this website.

Peter Brown chairman of the Agricultural Law Association for Northern Ireland pictured addressing the audience at Greenmount Campus during a recent Business and Taxation seminar

Some of the farmers who are hoping to attend the Business and Taxation seminar being held in Swatragh on 22 February pictured with Andrew Murray of CAFRE and Noreen Rafferty of Northern Counties Co-Op

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