Last Chance to attend Business Planning Seminars

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.

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