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06 October 2017
Entrepreneurial outlook and youth among attributes of farming businesses most likely to succeed post-Brexit Farming families with an entrepreneurial attitude are going to be most successful at dealing with the upheavals expected to be brought about by Brexit, according to new research.   Conducted by economic development company Menter a Busnes, the research also reveals that new entrants and young people are more likely to accept new ideas and embrace change.  A strong ‘can do’ attitude came through in the research, which reviewed engagement with the 15,494 individuals currently signed up to the Farming Connect programme run by Menter a Busnes.    An independent company, Menter
Project: Farming Connect
21 August 2017
What are European Innovation Partnerships (EIP’s)?   EIPs are a Europe-wide initiative to encourage and develop innovation within farm and forest enterprises. Menter a Busnes has been working with Welsh Government to deliver the scheme in Wales over the past 18 months and we have been working with approximately 20 potential groups to develop their ideas into a project structure that could bring real benefit to their businesses.   Welsh Government has recently undertaken a review of this process and we are pleased to report that earlier in July they have awarded the management and delivery of the entire scheme to Menter a Busnes.
02 August 2017
Menter Moch Cymru & Wales Pig finishing Winner Announced   In a bid to encourage the next generation of pig keepers and to get farmers thinking about pigs as a viable diversification option, four Wales YFC members have been awarded five weaners each as a stepping stone into the pig industry.   This new initiative is a joint venture between Wales YFC and Menter Moch Cymru, the new RDP funded project that aims to develop the pig sector in Wales.   The winners were announced on Tuesday, 25th July at the YFC chairman’s reception at the RWAS Royal Welsh Show and are Kim Barnett from the
Project: Farming Connect
27 July 2017
During the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, Eirwen Williams, one of the directors at Menter a Busnes, was recognised by CARAS, the Council for Awards of Royal Agricultural Societies throughout the UK.  The aim of CARAS is to give recognition to individuals that have made a significant contribution to the agriculture sector and rural industries. These awards not only focus on practical farming, but also on the development of agricultural services, research, technology, economics, education, farming care, communication and administration. On being awarded the Associateship of the Royal Agricultural Societies (ARAgS), Eirwen Williams, Director at Menter a Busnes said: “I am very proud to receive
Project: Cywain
19 July 2017
A record number of small and up and coming food and drink producers will be making their debut at the Royal Welsh Show Food Hall (July 24-27th) thanks to agri-food support project, Cywain.   Over the four days of the Show, 16 producers will be setting up stall in the Food Hall for the very first time with products ranging from truffles and honey vinegar to scotch eggs and spring water.   The producers will be featured under the auspices of Cywain – a project which supports the development of new markets in the agri-food sector.   The Food Hall is one of the

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