Formed in 1983, The Small Farm Training Group (SFTG) is a not-for-profit organisation based in Sussex, covering the Surrey and Kent areas too. Our aim is to enable members to learn better farming, smallholding and horticultural skills through our great value training courses.
Our members are all country-loving enthusiasts who are interesting in finding out more about and sharing their experiences of how to care for land, livestock and equipment in an efficient and professional way.
We organise various training courses for the smallholder, and more broadly for anyone interested in a variety of countryside activities, farming, and horticulture. The instructors are often smallholders themselves, trained in instructional techniques, or professional tutors who are geared to the person-to-person style of instructing in a small group.
Networking with like-minded people is a big part of what we offer – it’s a great way to meet new friends and share advice or get some help. We also offer the opportunity to sell your own produce to other members through our monthly meetings, our private forum pages, or our Facebook page and group.