Farming Advice Service

The Farming Advice Service (FAS) is a service funded by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) to help farms understand and meet the regulations that apply to their business.

Get advice from FAS 

FAS gives technical and business advice on the regulations that apply to farming activities


Telephone: 03000 200 301 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm). 

If a query cannot be answered on the spot a specialist adviser will ring back within one working day. 


To see if there are FAS events planned near you visit Booking instructions are provided within the details of individual events. 

Newsletters, guidance and technical articles 

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Who we are 

The FAS is a national network of qualified, independent advisers under contract to Defra. We provide free government advice confidentially to farmers and farming industry advisers. 

We’re from agricultural consultancies and research organisations throughout England. 

Our advice is produced in collaboration with Defra policy officials and our activities are planned and executed in close liaison with industry stakeholders such as the National Farmers Union and the Country Land and Business Association.