Agricultural shows bring people together: to network, to do business, to give the public a glimpse into farming life. We are preparing to attend 8 shows this summer, here are the details.
We're working with farms to improve the way we regulate and support farming and the environment.
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The Census of Agriculture for England is now open. The census has existed in various forms for over 150 years. As it stands, we run them every 10 years, alongside an annual sample survey. The census provides us with the data we need to agree priorities, make decisions and design agricultural policies.
Farmers like Harry Baker Cresswell are helping us to shape the future of farming in England. In this video, Harry explains what it was like working with Defra to test and trial land management plans. He shows us around Preston Mains Farm and talks about the improvements he will make in his own land management plan.
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.
We are invited to join a number of panel discussions, Q&A sessions and webinars, hosted by external organisations. This post contains links to some recent discussions.
The success of any piece of policy or scheme depends on how it holds up in real life. That is why we’re running a series of Test and Trials with farmers before the launch of new schemes.
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!
The Sustainable Farming Incentive is a new scheme for farmers that rewards environmental land management. Before it launches in 2022, the scheme will be piloted with farmers. From today, you can register your interest to take part.
Since publishing the Agricultural Transition Plan, we've been invited to join a number of panel discussions, Q&A sessions and webinars, hosted by external organisations. This post contains video links to some of those events.
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.
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