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NEWBIE - New Entrant netWork: Business models for Innovation, entrepreneurship and resilience in European agriculture (2018-2021)

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The overall goal of the NEWBIE network is to enable new entrants to successfully establish sustainable farm businesses in Europe

NEWBIE 2020 Award Now Open!

This year, we are asking new entrants to submit their farm business to the newbie Award via a short 1-2 minute video. Apply before December 2nd. Full details here.

Project Overview

The overall goal of the NEWBIE network is to enable new entrants to successfully establish sustainable farm businesses in Europe.

Link up with Newbie in the UK

Joining up with the Newbie network provides unique ability to shape the outcome of the newbie project. By registering with Newbie, interested parties will gain access to all of outputs of the project. These include a regular newsletter of new entrant news, ability to apply for Best New Entrant Business Model Award, and access to a network of regional advisory professionals, new entrant farmers, and agricultural researchers. One can also join up with Newbie UK at an upcoming event or on social media:


New Entrant Case Studies

A key strategy of the NEWBIE project is learning from innovative new entrants across Europe. The Newbie Academy page is aggregating some of the most innovative new entrant business models from the nine partner countries. Since we have been travelling around the UK, meeting innovative new entrants, watch this space for local cases.


Upcoming New Entrant Events in the UK

At Newbie UK, we're working to be abreast of the ongoing work of farmers, advisory services, and governments to support and research new entrant farming. Follow this link to see a list of upcoming relevant evets. Any questions about events you see? Send an email to Adam Calo.


July 2019 - New Entrant Policy Listening Session at Start to farm Conference in Wales


Based on our work trying to understand both new entrant innovations and challenges facing new entrant agriculture, we've come to learn about some great resources worth sharing. Here is a sample of those resources:

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.