FARMERS WANTED FOR PRINCE’S FARM RESILIENCE PROGRAMME GROUPS AROUND ALSTON & KENDAL

The Farmer Network has been asked to facilitate two new Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme groups starting this autumn based around Kendal in South Cumbria and Alston in North East Cumbria. The programme includes one to one support and a series of workshops covering topics including business planning, costings and succession.  Spaces are still available and […]

GRANT UPDATES

GREEN HOME ENERGY GRANTS This was announced in early August and more details are expected in September.  Under the scheme, the government will pay at least two-thirds of the cost of home improvements that save energy, up to £5,000.   Vouchers will be provided to install: solid wall, under-floor, cavity wall or roof insulation, air source or […]

EVENTS AVAILABLE TO WATCH ONLINE

Webinar on soil organic matter What is the value of organic matter for farming businesses? With zero carbon targets and future payments based on environmental public goods this recorded webinar by the Soil Association gives farmers information on how to make the most of techniques to maximise the rewards from soil health. Find out more about FABulous Farmers which […]

Farm Carbon Fact

Farmer Network members have been asking for genuine, fact-checked information about farm carbon, so that they can build up a stronger knowledge base. Each week in E News we will be releasing a carbon fact for farmers.  Agriculture contributes 14.5% Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions globally but, in the UK, agriculture’s contribution is only 10% of […]

Land for young people

We often have people on our Farming Ambition Business Support programme who need access to land to help them get a start or to  develop their business. Do you have some grazing that you would be able to offer at a reasonable rent to help someone get started? If so, please ring or email Kate […]

Watch webinar on soil organic matter

What is the value of organic matter for farming businesses? With zero carbon targets and future payments based on environmental public goods this recorded webinar by the Soil Association gives farmers information on how to make the most of techniques to maximise the rewards from soil health. There are a range of ways to increase […]

Online Farm Sunday on 20th September

After the success of LEAF Online Farm Sunday – LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) are making plans for another online event to take place on 20th September. Find out about how the on-line event in June worked and consider doing something to educate the public about your kind of farming!

Further details of the Job Retention Bonus announced:

The government is introducing a new Job Retention Bonus to provide additional support to employers who keep their furloughed employees in meaningful employment, after the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends on 31 October 2020. The Job Retention Bonus is a one-off payment to employers of £1,000 for every employee who they previously claimed for […]

Job opportunity – Tees-Swale Programme Manager

Salary range £38,813 to £42,683 (Grade 13) Full time 5-year contract The North Pennines AONB Partnership is looking for a manager for the ground-breaking nature recovery and engagement programme, Tees-Swale – naturally connected. If you want to make a real difference for nature recovery and engaging people with nature, have an in-depth knowledge of conservation […]