National Parks and AONBs have funding for engagement with farmers to discuss the changes to Stewardship and the new ELM scheme.  Details of workshops are below:

YORKSHIRE DALES – Monday 22nd Feb & Wed 24th Feb

The YDNPA have organised a series of online meetings with meeting dates including Monday 22nd Feb – book here.  The Catchment Sensitive Farming team is also organising two Zoom meetings on Wednesday 24th February at 12.30pm and 7.30pm. These meetings are aimed at farmers in high priority water quality areas and will include the key changes to the water capital and air quality grants and this year’s application process. Email for joining details.

LAKE DISTRICT – Mon 1st March and Thurs 25th March from 7pm

The Lake District National Park Authority’s Farming Officer, Andrea Meanwell has organised two meetings both starting at 7pm – go to: Lake District events

SOLWAY COAST AONB – Monday 1st March from 7pm

The AONB is working with the Farmer Network on organising a meeting on 1st March with speakers including Ian Wrigley on the changes to the Stewardship Schemes.  The AONB also want to talk to farmers about what support they need over the transition period and we are helping them with a telephone survey.

NIDDERDALE AONB – 4 workshops in March

The Farmer Network and the Nidderdale AONB are delivering 4 Zoom workshops on:

  • Monday 8thMarch 7.30pm – Upland Focus
  • Thursday 11thMarch 7.30pm – Mixed Farming
  • Monday 15thMarch 7.30pm – Upland Focus
  • Thursday 18thMarch 7.30pm – Upland Focus

To book places at the AONB meetings, please call the Farmer Network office on 01768 868615 or e mail: .