Farm Family Key Skills


Support to increase the levels of knowledge and skills in agricultural and commercial horticulture businesses to help Northern Ireland farmers with their business decision making in the key areas of business planning, animal health, health and safety and ICT.

Eligibility criteria: 

Support is available to farmers and growers, farm family members and farm employees. Businesses must have less than 10 employees.

Additional information: 

Support includes a comprehensive suite of training courses in:

  • business planning
  • health and safety
  • animal health
  • new technologies in ICT

What are the benefits?

  • flexible learning
  • improve farm safety
  • develop a business plan
  • improve farm profitability
  • one to one business mentoring
  • opportunity to gain a qualification
Support organisation: 
Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA)