United Kingdom


Institute of Agricultural Management
Agricultural Economics Society
British Institute of Agricultural Consultants
Royal Agricultural University
Sentry Farming / Consultancy
BOAT – Bicton Overseas Agricultural Trust
Tropical Agricultural Association
Harper Adams University

UK – Institute of Agricultural Management

IAgrM-Col-Logo-webNational organisation for farmers, farm managers, consultants, academics and other professionals involved in management in the agricultural industry.  Has a range of membership grades including a new Professional Agriculturalist (P.Agric) accredited grade.

Offers a well-respected Journal (co-published with IFMA), Newsletter, Publications, National Farm Management Conference and Farm Walk, as well as local branches with their own programmes of events.  Represents the industry to government through the consultation process.

Website: www.iagrm.org.uk/

Agricultural Economics Society


The Agricultural Economics Society is one of the world’s leading associations of professional and academic agricultural economists. Founded in 1926, the AES now has over 450 members in 65 countries throughout the world. The AES holds an Annual Conference in April and a One-Day Conference in the winter to showcase research findings, engage in topical debate and network.

The Society’s aim is to promote the study and teaching of agricultural economics and relevant disciplines, and their application to issues in the agricultural, food and related industries, rural communities and the environment. The relevant disciplines include economics, statistics, marketing, business management, politics, history and sociology.

Website www.aes.ac.uk

British Institute of Agricultural Consultants

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The Institute was founded in 1957 as a professional association of independent, qualified specialist consultants. Members’ skills and expertise cover a wide range of activities in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and related sciences, which have application in the countryside. Most Members work in the UK – but several work internationally. You will find a Members’ Directory and more information on the website.

Website www.biac.co.uk

The Royal Agricultural University

RAU-Colour-Positive-for-webStroud Road, Cirencester,

Website: www.rau.ac.uk/

Telephone: +44 (0) 1285 652531

The Royal Agricultural University at Cirencester, is a leading university offering education and training at Postgraduate, Undergraduate and Foundation level for the agriculture, land, food, business, equine and property industries. It is recognised globally for the quality of its graduates who have benefited from a World Class education.

Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees are offered in: Business, Equine, Food, Agriculture, Land and Property Management.

The Royal Agricultural University has overseas study and exchange programmes with universities in: France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Italy, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.


Website: www.sentry.co.uk

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Sentry is a private limited company operating in the UK. Building on its heritage of practical hands on farming in the UK and Central Europe the company now operates through three separate divisions.

The Sentry Farms Division works with a large range of landowners – which have an equally large range of objectives – by way of numerous operational leases, the company is currently producing over 100,000 tonnes of produce in the form of Cereals, Oilseeds, Pulses, Root Crops and Milk.

The Sentry Advisory Division has the practical experience to benefit your business. We are fully experienced in all areas of management and business advice to assist farmers and landowners. Our financial services are tailored to suit your business. In addition, we have in house expertise on all land management and environmental aspects. Benchmarking is used extensivley as a way to promote best practice for your business.

The Sentry GroundCare Division provides an ever increasing range of services tailored for the Landscape, Environment and Country. We offer an unparalleled service to the public sector, construction companies, private individuals and other businesses. Our strength is knowledge and expertise through hands-on management.


Bicton Overseas Agricultural Trust (BOAT)

BOAT provides training for senior personnel in developing countries to improve rural livelihoods and help to alleviate rural poverty. It was formed in 1991 by a group of Devon farmers. It now offers short courses for personnel and trainers who work in Government Training Institutes or Non-governmental Organisations involved with training and extension work.
Training programmes can be bespoke and offered in the UK at Bicton College in Devon or in country in the form of residential workshops. In 2012 BOAT offered a Short Course in Institutional Management and Business Planning (International) which is accredited by the University of Plymouth. BOAT plans to offer this every year. The course is valued at 30 level 5 credits in the UK Framework of Qualifications.

Contact: David Wendover (Chairman) on

Visit our web site at: www.boatagtrust.co.uk

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The Tropical Agriculture Association (TAA) is a professional association of individuals and corporate bodies concerned with the role of agriculture for development throughout the world. TAA brings together individuals and organisations from both developed and less developed countries to enable them to contribute to international policies and actions aimed at reducing poverty and improving livelihoods.
The TAA’s Mission is:
– Contribute to international policies aimed at reducing poverty and improving livelihoods in rural areas in the tropics, sub-tropics and countries with less developed economies in temperate areas.
– Encourage efficient and sustainable use of local resources and technologies, to arrest and reverse the degradation of the natural resources base on which agriculture depends, and to raise productivity of both agriculture and related enterprises to increase family incomes and commercial investment in the rural sector.

Visit our website at: www.taa.org.uk/

HAU logo CMYKHarper Adams University

Harper Adams University, 
Edgmond, Newport,
Telford, Shropshire,
TF10 8NB,  United Kingdom

Harper Adams University has an outstanding reputation as the UK’s leading specialist provider of higher education for the agri-food chain and rural sector. We attract students from all over the world who are drawn by our excellent employment record, high quality teaching, modern facilities and friendly and supportive environment.

Our taught postgraduate courses, underpinned by nationally and internationally recognised research, help students develop the skills to enhance their career and business. We work closely with industry to develop applied courses that meet the needs of the rural sector across the globe.

Our Farm and Agri-Business Management course is designed for existing owner-managers, directors and managers of farm-based businesses. It provides an understanding of the practical business techniques needed to develop and manage a successful farm-based business. It also explores the shifting economic and policy environments in which farms operate and investigates the various new business opportunities available to farm owners and managers.

Website: www.harper-adams.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1952 815289


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