In this issue

Diversification: Diversifying your farm can involve anything from changing the actual production from your land to starting a business in a disused barn; the list of opportunities is almost endless. South East Future of Farming: A major farming event has been announced to celebrate the opening of the exciting new AgriFood Centre at Plumpton College. Show previews: Shows across the region return with a full livestock programme. Olivers: A 200 year-old family business that prides itself on matching traditional values with a modern outlook celebrated its anniversary with an impressive open day. Farm supplies: There aren’t many retailers who would ask a customer to carry out a long-term trial of a potential new product line before deciding whether or not to stock it, but that’s exactly what Farm Supplies is doing. Nigel Akehurst visits... South East Marts Ltd to find out more about their ambitious plans to develop a modern, state-of-the-art market.