New support for county farmers

A drone shot of farmland

A new group has been set up for those in the agriculture and horticulture industries in Lincolnshire.

The Greater Lincolnshire Agriculture and Horticulture Forum will meet for the first time on Friday 17 May and aims to lead, influence, and champion the agenda for this sector.

Assisted by officers from the county council, the group of around 25 members from the industry will give insight into local agricultural and horticultural needs and issues, that can be fed back to national policymakers. Nominations for a chairperson will be taken at the forum’s first meeting.   

To coincide with the launch, advice, guidance and help on offer for farmers and growers in Lincolnshire is being highlighted through a new campaign – Keep Lincolnshire Growing.

Cllr Colin Davie, executive councillor for economy, environment and planning at the county council, said: “This is a vitally important sector - for Lincolnshire’s economy and the nation’s food security. I’m delighted that we’ve been able to support the set up of this new forum to make sure that our farmers and growers have a strong voice.

“The council supports farmers in multiple ways – from supporting with legislation and compliance, to training and business advice. We’ve now brought all of that together in one place in our bid to protect this sector and see farming businesses thrive and excel.”

Details of the support available can be found at

Published: 16th May 2024