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Scheme that helps young Dales farmers has funding extended

FOR six years The Prince’s Trust and The Prince’s Countryside Fund have supported The Farmer Network in encouraging young people in to the farming industry. The unique programme, which is now known as Business Support for Young People, has in that time ensured that 76 young people in Cumbria and The Yorkshire Dales have followed their dream and started the process to set up or develop a farming related business. On completing the programme, many have created new businesses and most of these are still going strong. Now the Prince’s Trust has offered a further two years financial support up to July 2019.