Alternative Enterprises in Agriculture

F M Green is a second generation family run diversified rural business in Herefordshire whose significant activities include; growing potatoes, cereals and chicken, plus amongst many other strings; they are also the local Pub landlord !

Approximately 7 years ago they sought to develop alternative enterprises as an adjunct to the main farming business in order to generate additional revenues, reduce their carbon footprint and reduce the reliance on bought in energy. The commitment has been great in coming years with specialist and dedicated team members and hugely significant financial investment.

These efforts were rewarded in 2016 when they were awarded ‘ The most Carbon Neutral Farm’ at the “Energy Now” National event in Telford.

The focus of the visit will be on the use of biomass boilers for heating and drying, solar PV and the anaerobic digestion plant that produces electricity by digesting waste and crops with the waste heat being used for drying a variety of materials. Plus an understanding of how technology and technical evolution plays a huge role in improving farm efficiency and contribution to the bottom line.

FM Green has a an incredible story to tell and this is a rare opportunity to hear it direct from the family itself.

Date: Thursday 20th  July 2017
Time: 4.30pm, for 5pm prompt start – 6.30pm prompt finish with option to relax at Red Lion afterwards
Venue: FM Green, Ditton Farm, St Owen’s Cross, Herefordshire, HR2 8II
Theme: Renewable technologies and business efficiency in the agricultural sector

This Business Futures Forum event is open to ALL business owners and team members, you do not have to be a BFF member to attend.

To reserve your place please book via Eventbrite using this link:

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