New funding support has been announced by Scotland's Farm Advisory Service to assist farmers with business resilience planning.
Given the current uncertainty in the market, it is encouraging to see some support available to assist with preparing a business action plan, with funding (up to £1,000) available until 31 March 2020.
An opportunity review and assess any areas which may be suitable for diversification can certainly be a positive step towards strengthening, and perhaps future proofing, your business.
It has never been more important for farmers and land managers to have a clear understanding of the strength and resilience of their business in the face of future change or market uncertainty. The Scottish Government is encouraging business owners and land managers to take advantage of the funding support available to them via the Farm Advisory Service (FAS), to commission an expert review of their business strengths and weaknesses and develop a resilience action plan to safeguard future operations.