HGCA is running four new business management workshops this spring to help arable growers to “protect their profit”.

With the re-emergence of global grain market volatility and arable farm incomes falling, the question for many farmers is how to manage risks to their business and increase their business resilience.

The workshops in March and April will address the business challenges facing cereals and oil seed rape growers throughout the country.

The programme of talks and interactive sessions covers price risk assessment and management, global and local grain markets, the role of Monitor Farms, benchmarking, budgeting and negotiating grain contracts.

The nearest workshop will be held in Taunton on March 5.

Tim Isaac, HGCA regional manager east, said: “Volatility of input costs and commodity prices is here to stay. At the same time the value of support payments is falling.

HGCA is running these workshops to look at how growers can manage these risks and increase resilience.”

Speakers will include AHDB/HGCA lead analyst Jack Watts, facilitator of HGCA Arable Business Groups and advisor with Andersons and local trade representatives. The events, which are free, will start with breakfast at 9am and include lunch. Those wishing to attend must pre-register, as places are limited.

To book visit hgca.com/events, call 024 7647 8724 or email events@hgca.ahdb.org.uk.