In the sixth episode of the Future Farming Podcast, Programme Director Janet Hughes talks to Tim Parton. Tim is Farm Manager at Brewood Park Farm, Staffordshire, where he manages 300 hectares using regenerative agriculture methods. Find out how Tim moved to no-till, reduced insecticide and fungicide use and brewed his own nitrogen-fixing bacteria.
Janet Hughes is the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme (FFCP).
This programme will transform the way we regulate and support agriculture and the countryside environment.
Janet tweets about the work of the team @JanetHughes
Janet is very keen to hear from farmers, land managers and the wider industry, so do get in touch: Janet.Hughes@defra.gov.uk
In the latest episode of the Future Farming podcast, Programme Director Janet Hughes talks to the policy lead for the Farming Investment Fund, Sarah Evered. Listen to find out how the team designed the fund, what we've learned and what's coming next.
We’re going to do a monthly Q&A session on The Farming Forum. In this post, I'll share our approach to Q&As and links to the ones we've taken part in.
At the start of this year I posted about what we had in store for the year. This post is about how we’re getting on and what’s coming next.
Gabe Brown is this month's podcast guest. The American soil health pioneer and agricultural influencer talks to Janet Hughes about education in farming, shortening supply chains and the six principles of soil health.
In this month’s Future Farming podcast, Janet Hughes talks to Nic Renison. Nic shares her approach to farming and her views on the future of the industry and the English countryside. Janet and Nic also discuss farm life in the North Pennines and the Renisons’ homemade version of the eggmobile!
In our first ever podcast, Programme Director Janet Hughes talks to farmer Neil Heseltine. Neil shares his approach to farming and his views on the Future Farming and Countryside Programme. Janet and Neil also discuss sustainability, profitability and care for our environment.
This is the year of details and delivery for the future farming programme as we work to implement the Agricultural Transition Plan. In this post, Janet Hughes explains what you can expect to see happen this year.
I want to set out what we mean by "co-design", because it's a word we're going to be using a lot.
Today the government publishes the Agricultural Transition Plan (ATP). It represents the biggest shift in farm policy for 50 years.
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