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
http://www.abc-ltd.co.uk
Source of Farm Management Information for UK agriculture. Covers tourism, leisure and other farm diversification.

Cheshire Structure Plan
http://www.cheshire.gov.uk/Planning/ForwardPlanning/Structure+Plan
The Structure Plan sets out the broad planning strategy for Cheshire.

Country Land and Business Association
http://www.cla.org.uk
General introduction to planning for CLA members

England Rural Development Plan
http://www.defra.gov.uk/erdp
Information on the England Rural Development plan from DEFRA (formerly known as MAFF)

Farm Shops
http://www.farmshop.net
Nationwide rural diversification enterprises. Includes farmers markets, farm shop & many other rural outlets.

Forrest Hills
http://www.forresthills.co.uk
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
http://www.harveststore.co.uk
Cheshire based farm shop, selling local food.

Lower Nabs Farm Fresh Foods
http://www.farmfreshfoods.com
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
http://www.langdalequest.co.uk
Off road driving, 4x4 adventures and Unimog truck driving near Scarborough

North West Fine Foods
http://www.nwfantasticfoods.co.uk
Promote and develop speciality regional food businesses in the North West.

North West Food Alliance
http://www.nwfoodalliance.co.uk
The NWFA was formed as a representative body to lead the Agri-food and Drink industry in the North West

Rural NI: Farm Diversification
http://www.ruralni.gov.uk/ruraldev/diversification
This site has been created to provide information for farmers considering farm diversification in Northern Ireland.

SAC Farm Diversification Database
http://www.sac.ac.uk/consultancy/farmdiversification/database
Information on everything from Angora goats to Worm Farming!

Snugbury's Ice Cream Farm
http://www.snugburys.co.uk
Nantwich farmhouse ice cream maker

Reaseheath College Home Page
http://www.reaseheath.ac.uk

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