Entries are open for the 2019 Somerset CMA Annual Fram Management Competition!
The aim of this competition is to raise the level of awareness of farm management throughout the county.
Two judges will visit each farm, at least one of whom will be a leading farmer from another area of the country, and the second judge will either be a practising farmer or someone closely involved with farm management, e.g. adviser.
The judges will spend about two hours on each farm, assessing the level of management of the enterprise. They will take account of the availability of, or lack of, resources and will judge the farm on that basis.
A written report is prepared by the judges and is sent to each entrant. This is a confidential report and gives pointers to areas of good practice, and areas of potential improvements. You are getting two hours of consultancy for the cost of one year’s CMA subscription: a very cheap and valuable source of advice.
The first three farms in each class will be placed in order in the competition, and awards will be presented at the Annual Dinner in November 2019.