Training and Development

FCN offers a suite of training that can be delivered to farmers, corporate partners and other organisations across the agricultural sector.

Our training is unique – it is informed by our work supporting farming families, making it truly tailored for the agricultural sector. We understand the pressures and stressors often associated with farming. Our training is positive and designed to help you plan for the future in a proactive way.

Rural+ training

FCN is supporting young farmers’ mental health, wellbeing and resilience through the Rural+ training module.

The training has been developed with the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs and The DPJ Foundation (Wales), supported by The Westminster Foundation.

The training helps young farmers and agricultural professionals to better understand stress and anxiety; manage personal mental wellbeing; talk about mental health; seek support; and support others.

We deliver this training to YFC clubs and members, as well as agricultural colleges and universities. We can offer this training both in-person and online.

Who’s the training for? 10-26 year old YFC members and 16-25 year old agricultural students

Delivered by: Rural+ trainers across FCN, DPJ Foundation and NFYFC

Delivery method: Online and in-person

Contact training@fcn.org.uk to learn more or visit https://fcn.org.uk/ruralplus/


Seizing the new opportunity

DEFRA is supporting the Farming Help charities to help ensure farmers are equipped with the skills required to manage and adapt to the changes ahead.

Developed for delivery to farmers and organisations across agriculture, these awareness raising sessions cover:

  • Approaching change positively
  • Staying well through change
  • Managing stress and personal wellbeing
  • Succession and later life planning
  • Sources of help available

These sessions include practical exercises and are discussion-led – giving attendees the opportunity to give their views on a range of challenges in farming and offer solutions.

Who’s the training for? Farmers, corporate partners (staff)

Delivered by: FCN staff and Addington Fund staff 

Delivery method: Online and in-person

Duration: Two 2-hour sessions (online); or one half-a-day workshop (in-person)

If you are interested in Farming Help delivering these sessions, contact training@fcn.org.uk

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