FARMER NETWORK SEEKS NEW TEAM MEMBERS

Do you have the skills needed to support our Farmer Network members, or do you know someone who might?  We are recruiting for two new roles: Farmer Network Project Manager Coordinator for North Cumbria Job description June 2022 Farmer Network Yorkshire Dales Coordinator Job description June 2022 For more information, call Veronica Waller on 01768 […]

SUSTAINABLE FARMING INCENTIVE NOW OPEN

The Sustainable Farming Incentive 2022 opened on 30th June. This includes payments for soil management on arable land and improved grassland and for assessing moorland.  There is no fixed application deadline so you can apply at any time.  Agreements last for 3 years. Applications are on-line using your Rural Payments Agency account.  All BPS-eligible farmers can apply […]

The Farmer Network Job Opportunity for a Project Manager & Coordinator in North Cumbria

The Farmer Network is a long- established, not-for-profit organisation that aims to support farmers, their families and their businesses, whatever the challenge or opportunity. The agriculture industry is facing a period of unprecedented change and now the Farmer Network is looking to increase its level of support to farmers in Cumbria, the Yorkshire Dales and […]

IS YOUR SPRAYER TEST UP TO DATE?

The Sustainable Use Directive (SUD) requires that all pesticide application equipment is tested on a regular basis – see NSTS | Voluntary Initiative. NSTS tested sprayers are also a requirement of many UK farm assurance schemes. We are offering a NSTS testing service for our Nidderdale and Eastern Dales members on Thursday 7th July at […]

LOTS OF WORKSHOPS THIS WEEK!

It has been a very busy week for workshops with good attendances despite the sunny weather.  On Monday night, Carol organised a farm diversification workshop on Zoom with John Atkinson and Maria Benjamin from Nibthwaite Grange Farm, Daniel Bennett of Hillsgreen Consultancy and a planning officer from the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  On Wednesday evening, […]

DO YOU USE PESTICIDES? YOU NEED TO REGISTER BY 22ND JUNE

Professional users of plant protection products need to register with Defra by this Wednesday 22nd June. Download the form at: Professional plant protection products (PPPs): register as a user. and email it to Defra at GB-OCR-Notification@defra.gov.uk .  The form is an excel spreadsheet and some members have had problems using this.  The Farmer Network’s Claire Foster has […]