Category: Diversification

Handcrafted Log Cabins

Handcrafted Log Cabins

Log cabins are growing in popularity at an incredible rate in the UK, especially traditional handcrafted log cabins. With the ever rising love of glamping as a far more appealing alternative to traditional camping in tents. Or even unsightly mobile homes all next to each other in rows, looking out of place in a scenic rural setting. Handcrafted log cabins are beautiful and luxurious and home from home or glam camping in contrast and appeal to a wider audience. Handcrafted…

Kids and Cows – Farm Nursery Diversification

Farm day nursery - cows

Guest post by Carol Cooper who successfully diversified her farm into a children’s day nursery and now helps others do the same. We opened our Day Nursery in October 1997 and since then we have never looked back! The Nursery is situated in the village of Haxey near Doncaster, we were inspired to open the nursery as we had three young sons (triplets) and as working parents we knew the difficulty of finding excellent childcare.…

Log Cabins for farm accommodation diversification

Log cabins

Agrismart are pleased to announce a partnership with Lancashire Log Cabins to support farm diversification projects. This is a very exciting opportunity to offer a solution for farmers looking at the opportunity of diversifying into farm accommodation for farm stays. Farm stay holiday lets are a popular choice for farmers, for one thing farmers prime asset is agricultural land in a scenic setting. The other thing that makes holiday accommodation as a farm diversification popular is that it provides an…

Glamping – Equine or Farm Business Diversification

Glamping - Pods - Luxury pods - Log cabins - Yurts

Glamping Diversification Glamping is a popular option for Equine and farm businesses diversification. Equine and farm businesses typically have barns and outbuildings on their agricultural land, this opens up the opportunity for diversifying into farm stay accommodation, farm shops, farm parks, farm cafe’s or wedding venues. The issue with these equine or farm diversification projects is the cost associated with barn or derelict building conversion is exhaustive, unpredictable and the return on investment can amount to several years. This can…

Holiday Accommodation Diversification – Share your Experience

Holiday accommodation - Farm Diversification - Farm Lodges

If you’ve diversified into holiday accommodation please tell us your experiences, whether you’ve just started or been at it for years, share the pros and cons and what you’ve learnt along the way. If you would like to help others with their farm diversification research please answer our questions below, feel free to discuss what you feel is most relevant and add on any information you like. Agrismart will feature your story on our website and place a small ad…

Agricultural Land – Farm Diversification Options

Agricultural Land - Farm Diversification - Leisure and tourism

Farmers have an asset that can be utilised in farm diversification projects, and that’s their agricultural land. There are many unique challenges in farming and many changes ahead due to Brexit and the looming end to farm subsidies. Legislation will change a lot with the break from Europe and as yet the outcome is still unknown. All of this uncertainty within agriculture is encouraging farmers to look at other opportunities and farm diversification projects, often focused around taking advantage of…

Farm diversification: Irish farmer turns his farm into a multi-million-euro business

Farm Diversification

Farm diversification has long been a hot topic of conversation both for government ministers and for farmers themselves. In this ever-changing world, can farmers continue to concentrate solely on the production of arable crops and the raising of livestock to make a living? Prices are continually being driven down on milk and meat, leaving farmers with little profit at the end of the day. One man in Ireland believed that diversification away from traditional farming was the direction he should…