16 February 2022
Support offered for growers who are struggling
AGROVISTA, a supplier of agronomy advice, seed, crop protection products and precision farming services, is teaming up with two major agricultural charities, the Farming Community Network (FCN) and RSABI, to help support grower customers through current challenges and changes.
The aim is to help open up direct lines of communication between growers heading towards or experiencing difficulties and the charities, to help them manage things and move forward.
Jodie Vale, Agrovista head of marketing, said: “Using our #ForOurGrowers campaign we want to show customers we are behind them every step of the way and that we stand with them ready to tackle the challenges of the future. Given the increasing uncertainties within agriculture as well as everyday life, it makes perfect sense to take this a step further.
“Many farmers are facing increasing business and personal pressures that can, if left unchecked, seriously affect their and their families’ mental and physical wellbeing. We are inspired by the exceptional work that FCN and RSABI do to support farmers and growers every day. We hope that by partnering with them we can help spread the word that there is a sympathetic person at the end of the phone who understands farmers and rural life.”
FCN is a voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community through difficult times.
The service RSABI delivers ranges from financial and emotional support to practical help. RSABI, which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, supports people who are currently or have previously been involved in farming, crofting and occupations involved in agriculture in Scotland.