Yorkshire Forward is the Regional Development Agency charged with improving the Yorkshire and Humber economy in Great Britain.
In October 2006 Yorkshire Forward launched ”a project to give farmers in North Yorkshire and the Humber the tools they need to create an online business. Farmers from rural areas of the region will get the opportunity to learn how to use the internet to generate extra income for their business. The project will teach rural farmers and farming families how to turn their hobbies, interests and passions into a thriving business idea.”
The project is called Farmers On The Web. Farmers who enroll on this project will receive;
- Business support.
- Mentoring and advice for 12 months.
- 24 hours access to an online forum.
- Access to IT equipment – computer, digital camera, software, printer, and recording equipment.
- Training in the use of the IT equipment.
- Workshops tailored to the needs of the farmer’s and their online business ventures.
- Training and guidance on how to set up a website for an online business venture.
The cost of the project is an initial fee of £99 and then payments of £10 per week.
This is a great opportunity, so if you are a farmer in North Yorkshire and the Humber looking to diversify or supplement your income, then the Farmers On The Web project maybe for you. For more information visit Yorkshire Forward or Farmers On The Web.