To overcome new challenges facing the industry and ensure success going forward, agility is now key. This comes down to both personal and business resilience. Farm managers need the personal ability and training required to cope in an age of uncertainty, and their farm should be structured so it’s able to withstand shocks.
Since starting their new roles as managers of Abbey Farm, George and Laura Allen have overcome a lot and made huge progress. Despite this, there are still a number of risks to evaluate and overcome. Therefore, when they were offered the opportunity to take up our resilience support service, they were keen to make use of this.
Working with our farm consultants to delve deeper into their business, the Allen’s have been been able to look at their business in a different way. This service has guided them through some difficult decisions; they not only have identified some key areas to focus on, they too have been reminded of how far they’ve come.