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Qualifications and Training

Lantra - the lead training organisation for land-based industries www.lantra.co.uk

Soil Association - information on organic production and local food marketing www.soilassociation.org

WWOOF - willing workers on organic farms - farmers give bed, board and practical farm experience in return for work - www.wwoof.org

Scottish Agricultural College has lots of advice for those considering diversification www.sac.ac.uk/management/external/diversification/default.asp

Marches Farm Enterprise Group advice and case studies from farmers who have diversified www.mfep.co.uk

DEFRA offer free guidance to farmers wishing to diversify - this is their diversification planning leaflet www.defra.gov.uk/erdp/pdfs/farmdiversificationguide.pdf

SWRDA will give you information on government rural development programmes in the South West www.southweststrda.org.uk

NFU www.nfu.org.uk

UKonline - links to government departments and agencies www.ukonline.gov.uk

Business Link advice on setting up and running small businesses www.businesslink.org

National Association of Farmers' Markets www.farmersmarkets.net/

BAGMA - British Agricultural and Garden Machinery Association www.bagma.com/ accredits courses. Their website has details of courses on offer

WIRE - Women in Rural Enterprise - www.wireuk.org

Federation of Small Businesses - www.fsb.org.uk

If you are looking for contact details of professional associations in a sector you are not familiar with, look in the 'Directory of British Associations' in your local public library.

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