Free agricultural webinar 2: Preparing for change – Farm business basics

This free webinar with Agricultural Business Training (ABT) will help you increase your basic farm business skills, financial knowledge and enable you to gain a better understanding of VAT categories and how to comply with future legislative changes.

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‘Preparing for change’ is a series of webinars designed to help you prepare for the biggest change in the agricultural industry for 60 years brought about by the UK leaving the EU and the transition to the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS)

Commissioned by Grow Yorkshire and funded by the Growth Hub, the series of three free webinars will be delivered by ABT and tailored specifically to farmers based in Yorkshire.

This second session will cover: 

  • an update to your financial recording knowledge and the relevant digital skills needed in relation to HMRC’s Making VAT Digital and Making Tax Digital initiatives
  • how to ensure that systems provide management information alongside legislative records.
  • how agricultural accounting systems differ from mainstream businesses.

Speakers and partners

Christine Thompson – Agricultural Business Training (ABT)

Christine Thompson and her husband, David are tenant farmers managing a mixed farming system of 240has on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park. She has recently created ABT, a company specialising in rural business skills training.

Christine has worked within farm business administration all her working life and is an experienced trainer of the same. After selling her successful farm administration business in 2014, she concentrated on the training element of the industry, and has since developed and delivered financial recording and administration courses and workshops for farm administrators, family farm businesses, rural support networks and associated agricultural companies.

ABT delivers workshops that are designed by farmers for farmers.

Grow Yorkshire

Grow Yorkshire is a York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership-led initiative, working with partners to help the region’s farming and food production businesses to innovate and build resilience.