Farmer led, farmer driven.

A new monitor farm programme in Scotland has been launched. The project, which will be funded by £1.25 million secured from the Scottish Government and European Union’s Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund, will be run jointly by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds.
2022 - 2026 project
 Nine farms across Scotland are set to embark on a journey from 2022 to 2026 of transformative through a the Monitor Farm Scotland programme delivered by QMS with support from AHDB, funded by QMS. Each Monitor Farm will work closely with the Programme Manager and Regional Adviser, the farm staff and trusted advisers to establish the baseline technical, environmental, and financial performance of the farm business.
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Legacy Projects
The Monitor Farm Legacy initiative, aims to provide host farmers and community groups with an opportunity to review on-going projects that have lasted beyond the last Monitor Farm Programme
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The 2016 - 2019 projects
Nine monitor farms were established in Scotland as part of a joint initiative by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds with funding from the Scottish Government. The aim of the monitor farm programme was to help improve the productivity, profitability and sustainability of Scottish farm businesses.
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  • Overview

    The aim of the programme is to establish a group of farms to serve as monitor farms to help improve the profitability, productivity and sustainability of producers through practical demonstrations, the sharing of best practice and the discussion of up-to-date issues.

    Nine new monitor farms have been established across Scotland, all based at farm businesses typical to their location.