Arable Business Groups

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What is an Arable Business Group?

An Arable Business Group is a group of growers that want to:

  • Improve business management skills
  • Understand costs of production
  • Investigate pricing strategies
  • Share information
  • Focus on relevant issues affecting their business
  • Make efficient use of industry experts

Arable Business Groups are part of AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds' Farm Excellence programme, and are also established to support AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Monitor Farms.

Benefits of being part of an Arable Business Group

The AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds-facilitated group discussions help growers work together to identify best practice and focus on issues relevant to the group.

Being part of an AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Arable Business Group will give you, the grower, access to Farmbench, AHDB's levy-funded web-based benchmarking tool. This will be the initial focus of your group meetings and will allow you to make confidential cost comparisons to group, regional and national data.

Where the group has interest in a specific topic, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds can supply an expert speaker to come and talk to the group.

Getting involved

Groups who wish to register as an Arable Business Group should contact their Knowledge Exchange Manager. Following registration a representative from AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds can come and talk to the group about what is involved.

Existing Arable Business Groups include those in the following areas:

Further information

For further information, to start or join an Arable Business Group contact your Regional Manager.