Folk2Folk is hosting a special seminar this month aimed at dairy farmers, asking “Is your Dairy Business Sustainable?”.

The seminar is being held at Heartlands in Pool on October 31, in partnership with Mole Valley Farmers.

The summer may have been glorious for those businesses engaged in tourism, but it has created real challenges for livestock and dairy farmers. Lack of grazing, lower silage yields, poor maize growth, the use of winter feeding rations in July combine to create real and potentially punishing challenges.

Ian Bell, head of farm & rural engagement at Folk2Folk, said: “We want to help dairy farmers secure their future by ensuring their business is sustainable and fit for purpose for the coming years as we approach, go through and emerge from Brexit. Our ‘Fit4Business’ seminars aim to candidly address issues facing the dairy industry and include a panel of subject-matter experts to provide new information and advice over a hot supper.”

For more details and to book a place, email [email protected].

Meanwhile, it has been announced that Folk2Folk has surpassed £250 million in lending to businesses across the UK.

The Launceston-based company is the third largest peer-to-peer lender in the UK in terms of money  leant.

CEO Giles Cross said: “Reaching the £250 million milestone highlights the important role Folk2Folk plays in providing a lifeline to many SME businesses.”