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Will Evans visits farms around the country to explore the subject of farming diversification. How are farmers creating new income streams and new business models? What challenges have they overcome and what do they think the big opportunities are? Stories and advice from those who have successfully diversified, as well as farming experts from NFU Mutual. For more detail, NFU Mutual’s full report on farming diversification is available here: www.nfumutual.co.uk/farming/farming…iversification/

Will Evans visits farms around the country to explore the subject of farming diversification. How are farmers creating new income streams and new business models? What challenges have they overcome and what do they think the big opportunities are? Stories and advice from those who have successfully diversified, as well as farming experts from NFU Mutual. For more detail, NFU Mutual’s full report on farming diversification is available here: www.nfumutual.co.uk/farming/farming…iversification/
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United Kingdom

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Will Evans visits farms around the country to explore the subject of farming diversification. How are farmers creating new income streams and new business models? What challenges have they overcome and what do they think the big opportunities are? Stories and advice from those who have successfully diversified, as well as farming experts from NFU Mutual. For more detail, NFU Mutual’s full report on farming diversification is available here: www.nfumutual.co.uk/farming/farming…iversification/

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English


Episodes

Creating an online shop at "The Present Tree"

4/14/2019
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Catherine Cunningham set herself the challenge of creating an online business from the family farm in County Antrim with a small initial investment. 5 years later, The Present Tree sells thousands of tree gifts every year, and are planning further expansion. Will Evans is in Northern Ireland to discover the secrets behind Catherine's success, and explore the benefits and challenges of diversifying without potential customers coming onto the farm.

Duration:00:36:25

Bonus Episode - Engineering Inspections

3/20/2019
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What farmers need to know about engineering inspections - How to make sure you stay safe and meet your legal obligations. Will Evans recorded this short bonus episode with David Harrison - one of NFU Mutual's experts on Rural Affairs.

Duration:00:03:48

Drones

2/7/2019
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Drones are fun to play with, but can they have a significant impact on our everyday work on the farm? What real-life farming problems can they solve? And how do you make sure you’re not breaking any laws or regulations? Will Evans visits Hampton House Farm in Warwickshire, talking to enthusiasts, experts, the Civil Aviation Authority and even the police, to bring you all the details.

Duration:00:35:15

Holiday Rentals & Speedboat Tours at Portnellan Organic Farm

1/9/2019
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On the banks of Loch Lomond, Poertnellan Organic Farm has diversified to welcome holiday makers and tourists with 4-star cottages, glamping and speedboat tours. Will Evans meets Chris Scott-Park and his father David, to hear how they've breathed new life into their business.

Duration:00:31:02

Bonus Episode - Pensions

12/21/2018
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How could your pension help your plans to diversify your farming business? Will Evans talks to Sean McCann, a Chartered Financial Planner with NFU Mutual.

Duration:00:02:51

Organic Farm Shop & Take-Away at Rhug Estate

12/4/2018
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The Rhug Estate in North Wales has diversified from traditional farming to create a successful organic farm shop and take-away, including a thriving export business and the UK's first farm drive-through. Will Evans meets the owner, Lord Newborough, and his staff to hear how they did it and what other farmers could learn from their experience.

Duration:00:30:39

Bonus Episode - Insurance

11/28/2018
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Insurance is an important factor to consider when diversifying your farming business. Whilst visiting the Ramsbury Estate, Will Evans recorded this short bonus episode with Chris Walsh - one of NFU Mutual's experts on Rural Affairs.

Duration:00:02:35

Brewing & Distilling at Ramsbury Estate

11/20/2018
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We visit Ramsbury Estate in North Wiltshire to hear how they've diversified their farming business with a successful brewery, distillery, charcuterie and oil press. Will Evans meets Alistair Ewing, who's managed the process every step of the way, to hear his stories and his advice for other farmers looking to diversify into the food and drink industry.

Duration:00:32:47

Bonus Episode - Inheritance Tax & Diversification

11/12/2018
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Diversifying your farming business can have implications for inheritance tax, and it's important for farmers to know the details. In this bonus episode, Will Evans talks to Sean McCann, a Chartered Financial Planner with NFU Mutual, about what inheritance tax factors you should consider before taking the plunge.

Duration:00:05:07

Agri Contracting at Lyndon Farms

11/5/2018
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We're at Lyndon Farms in Leicestershire to hear how Simon Smith and his family have successfully diversified into agri contracting. How did they do it, and what advice do they have for other farmers thinking about making the same move?

Duration:00:27:11

Trailer

11/2/2018
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Launching soon!

Duration:00:00:59