ONE of Cumbria’s leading Agri businesses, the H&H Group, has announced that it is to hold a Forty Farms Open Evening and Farm discussion at the Forty Farms Gallery, Rheged, Penrith.

The festive farming event on Wednesday, November 30 at pm, involving H&H, H&H Land & Estates and H&H Insurance Brokers, will give a round-up of what has been a challenging year for farmers.

With the backdrop of the Forty Farms Exhibition, by Cumbrian photographer Amy Bateman who in March 2021 was awarded British Life Photographer of the Year, the evening will cover a range of trending topics including a brief yearly-round-up of livestock trends, future funding and finance options.

Scott Donaldson, Managing Director of Harrison & Hetherington will give an overview and his thoughts for the future on livestock trading.

Jonathan Hird, Associate and Chartered Surveyor at H&H Land & Estates will cover agri support schemes such as the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) and if announced, details of the Slurry Investment Scheme.

Chris Clements from H&H Insurance Brokers will consider Asset Management opportunities and how this finance can dovetail with the current agri schemes.

H&H Group, Richard Rankin, said: “Under the backdrop of forty farms, a celebration of where Cumbria excels, we want to bring together both the farmers and the rural community to recognise the challenges we’ve faced and overcome over the last 11 months and, more importantly, to explore and learn from this and take an optimistic look to the years ahead for the Agri industry.”