Bill Pearson's Useful Agricultural Sites:
Rural Diversification
Below are some useful Internet links for farmers considering diversifying.
Photos are from Ed Walley's fantastic Crocodile Trail near Chester.
Agricultural Budgeting and Costing Book
Source of Farm Management Information for UK agriculture. Covers tourism, leisure and other farm diversification.

Cheshire Structure Plan
The Structure Plan sets out the broad planning strategy for Cheshire.

Country Land and Business Association
General introduction to planning for CLA members

England Rural Development Plan
Information on the England Rural Development plan from DEFRA (formerly known as MAFF)

Farm Shops
Nationwide rural diversification enterprises. Includes farmers markets, farm shop & many other rural outlets.

Forrest Hills
A dairy farm has been converted to form a golf course, fishing lake, quad-biking & off road driving course. They also run various training courses.

The Harvest Store
Cheshire based farm shop, selling local food.

Lower Nabs Farm Fresh Foods
Wildboarclough farm offering produce including hams, pork, lamb, wild boar, duck and pheasant when available, beef to order and local cheeses and eggs.

Moorland Adventure Sports
Off road driving, 4x4 adventures and Unimog truck driving near Scarborough

North West Fine Foods
Promote and develop speciality regional food businesses in the North West.

North West Food Alliance
The NWFA was formed as a representative body to lead the Agri-food and Drink industry in the North West

Rural NI: Farm Diversification
This site has been created to provide information for farmers considering farm diversification in Northern Ireland.

SAC Farm Diversification Database
Information on everything from Angora goats to Worm Farming!

Snugbury's Ice Cream Farm
Nantwich farmhouse ice cream maker

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