Contract Farming Agreements & Joint Ventures


Joint Ventures & Contract Farming

Joint Ventures and Contract Farming have grown in popularity in recent years, enabling landowners to retain occupation of their holdings whilst reducing their day to day involvement with farming and releasing working capital, though the sharing of assets and resources. 

Our involvement with a wide variety of landowning clients over many years provides us with the experience to appreciate that people have wide ranging needs and objectives. Each Joint Venture or Contacting Agreement is different; we can prepare bespoke agreements to cater for your individual requirements and advise on the performance of the contract to ensure an equitable return to each party. 

Often considered as an alternative to Farm Business Tenancies, there can also be tax advantages to entering into these agreements.

We provide a proactive management service to landowners who wish to be involved in farming as a business to retain tax reliefs, flexibility of use, sporting or other interests but who do not wish to be restrained by the day to day operations.

The gap between average and excellent farm business performance is widening all the time and holdings must be actively managed to maximize returns. Farm business management continues to be a key element of the professional services offered by Fisher German; we have the in depth knowledge required to deliver the excellent performance levels demanded by today’s landowner.

 We can provide a comprehensive service to include:

  • Advice on alternative joint venture options
  • Structuring and preparing agreements 
  • Selecting the right contractor or joint venture partner  
  • Understanding finances, analysing the risks and returns  
  • Agreeing the best cropping for each individual farm or estate
  • Advising on CAP regulations including any potential changes
  • Agreeing annual budgets, monitoring actual performance against budgeted figures
  • Preparing year end financial statements 
  • Regular monthly, quarterly or annual reporting, as required 

Click here to read our guidance notes on the principles of contract farming.

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Contact our rural consultancy team for further information on farm management services:

01858 411234

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Richard Sanders

Richard Sanders
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