Our supporters

A number of fantastic organisations have given funding, advice, support and expertise to allow the Farmer Jones Academy to grow. Find out more about them below.

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Social enterprise is simply a way of doing business which focuses on tackling social problems, strengthening communities, improving people’s life chances or protecting the environment, as opposed to generating profit for private individuals or bodies. Any surplus income that a social enterprise generates.


The Carbon CLEVER Community Grant Fund has been established to help Highland communities reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions, take leadership on carbon reduction, engage with others, raise awareness of climate change issues and promote low carbon behaviour. Local projects will help achieve our Carbon CLEVER target of a carbon neutral Inverness in a low carbon Highlands by 2025. 


Macbeth's is a family-owned butcher specialising in traditional beef from their own farm, Edinvale, near Forres. Locally sourced pork, lamb, venison and game as well as their own homemade black pudding, haggis, sausages and burgers are all available online or in their shop.


Macleod and MacCallum have been serving clients across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland for over 50 years. During this time they have developed a full range of legal, property and lettings enabling them to effectively and efficiently deal with and respond to all of their clients needs whether they are an individual or a business


QMS is the public body responsible for helping the Scottish red meat sector improve its efficiency and profitability, and maximise its contribution to Scotland's economy. They market the PGI labelled Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb brands in the UK and abroad and promote Scottish pork products under the Specially Selected Pork Banner.


NFU Scotland are Scotland's leading agricultural organisation. With a membership of 10,000 farmers, landowners and crofters, they are dedicated to securing a sustainable future for their members who are at the heart of the nation's food and farming industry.


Scotland Food & Drink is the industry leadership trade association established in 2007. It aims to collaboratively grow the value of the industry to £30 billion by 2030 and to reinforce the reputation of Scotland as a Land of Food and Drink.


Munro & Noble have a rich history throughout Inverness and the Highlands, being in practice for more than 100 years. Throughout that time, the firm has built a strong reputation allowing them to grow and attract solicitors at the peak of their profession. They offer a wide range of legal services to their clients, as well as a depth of experience and specialist knowledge on matters such as conveyancing, family and child law, wills and executries, also boasting a financial services department. 


Farmers Journal Scotland is a NEW farming paper bringing you all the technical advice and news you need for your farm. The Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing the most up to date and informative farming news in Scotland. You cannot afford to miss it, in shops every Friday!


The Scott family have been farming at Fearn for four generations, with the fifth generation already making their mark on the farm too! They aim to breed commercially relevant livestock suited to modern, sustainable livestock farming systems and that are capable of thriving off high forage diets. Alongside their sheep and cattle enterprises, they also farm a small arable acreage, growing barley for malting and distilling and home feeding.


The Inverness Food Assembly is a weekly Click & Collect Farmers Market - Collection every Thursday at Fairways Golf Club, Inverness 16.30-18.30. Why not visit them online, place an order and go along to support local food producers and taste the difference. New Food assemblies are now open at Dingwall and Elgin, with more details on the Food Assembly website.


Cawdor Village Store - Your local village shop which stocks everything that you could possibly need if you live in and around Nairnshire. They also have a great wee café serving hot pies, snacks, teas and coffees and a great selection of cakes all from local suppliers. It's a place you can sit in and take the time to browse their gift and crafts.