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Nidderdale Hay Making (c) Paul Harris

Agri-environment workshop for farmers and land managers

You are invited to attend a free online workshop to find out more about the changes to agri-environment schemes that are happening over the next few years. The workshop will be run 3 times – to book your place, click the button below to register. The programme is the same for each, but we’ll have different farmers speaking at each session.

We look forward to seeing you at a workshop soon - please note the following.

  • You only need to attend one of the three workshops.
  • The workshop will be held on Zoom, so reasonable internet access is required.
  • Feel free to tell your farming friends and neighbours so they can register as well.

Agri-environment schemes and the future:

How to get the best for your business

The programme


Hear from farmers already in agri-environment schemes: The benefits and pitfalls

Countryside Stewardship: What has changed in this year’s scheme?

Farming in Protected Landscapes: An update by Defra

Question and Answer session

Monday 22 February, 5:00-6:30pm  POSTPONED

Programme as above with insight from our farmer speakers:

Andrea Meanwell, who farms beef and sheep in the Lake District National Park.

David Oates, who farms organically in Cornwall

Thank you for your interest in Thursday’s workshop. A key aim of the session is to provide information on the new Farming in Protected Landscapes programme, and we understand that Defra will be releasing more information in the first half of March.

To give you an update on both the Countryside Stewardship Scheme and Farming in Protected Landscapes (and avoid you having to attend two sessions) we therefore need to cancel the workshop on the 4th March.

Please book onto the session on 23rd March instead (click the 'register here' button below).

Thursday 4 March, 5:00-6:30pm  POSTPONED 

Programme as above with insight from our farmer speakers:

George Young, who manages a zero tillage and zero insecticide farm in Essex.

Robin Milton, Exmoor farmer and Chairman of the Exmoor National Park Authority

Tuesday 23 March, 1:00-2:30pm   REGISTER HERE

We will be recording this workshop – if you aren’t able to attend please still register so we have your details, and can then send you the link to the recording after the event.

Programme as above with insight from our farmer speakers:

Fraser Hugill, who farms 350 acres in the Howardian Hills AONB - half is arable, and half supports a herd of Beef Shorthorn suckler cows


Blackdown Hills - Connected Landscapes
Cornwall AONB - Pedigree Welsh Black Cattle
 Cranborne Chase AONB - Stourton
Dorset AONB - Arne (c) Tony Gill
East Devon AONB - Umborne
Forest of Bowland AONB - Shearing