To celebrate National Young Farmers' Week 2022, Matt McGuire welcomes 3 up-and-coming young people in farming to the podcast. Charlie Beaty, Ed Dungait and Charlotte Garbutt discuss how to get started in farming, the importance of education and the range of roles in agriculture. They also discuss the benefits new talent can bring to the sector.
Matt leads on overall policy for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme.
This includes how we will transition Countryside Stewardship and other legacy agreements into the new schemes we are bringing forward.
He also manages the overall programme budget and the legislation that helps us deliver funding for farmers.
The England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO) is one of a number of ongoing payments that can support farmers to manage their land in an environmentally sustainable way while continuing to produce food. In this post, I'll share more.
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