Farmers Weekly is looking for a group of farmers to help it trial a risk management tool that in future it may offer more widely to interested businesses.
With area payments set to be scaled back and significant swings in the value of agricultural commodities, reducing price volatility through the use of financial tools could be an increasingly attractive method for businesses to offset some of the risks they face.
One method of reducing these risks is through the use of commodity futures exchange markets, something that farmers in the UK currently use less than producers in other parts of Europe.
Farmers Weekly has teamed up with a firm that has expertise in this sector to investigate what use UK farmers think these tools can have in their business and what the current barriers are to them being used.
We will offer you exclusive access to an online course in risk management that would normally cost close to £1,800, as well as early sight of web tools that offer tailored advice to businesses on how to create their own hedging strategy.
In return, you will be asked to particiate in a small number of calls to give your feedback to staff on the strengths and weaknesses of the proposition and how it could be improved for a UK audience.
If you are interested in taking part, please email Farmers Weekly’s associate product manager Luke Belto at firstname.lastname@example.org by the 8th of January 2021.