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Farm Grants Update & Navigating the Agricultural Transition

22 May, 2024 - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Free
Helping farmers, their families and their businesses to navigate the Agricultural Transition.

Between 2021 and 2027, the government will reduce and then stop Direct Payments. Instead, farmers will be supported to improve the environment, improve animal health and welfare, and reduce carbon emissions.. This is the biggest change in farm support for generations and all farmers need to think how they will adapt.

The Future Farming Resilience Fund has been funded by Defra to allow us to support farmers and land managers with this transition. The support is free and available from October 2022 to any farmer or land manager currently in receipt of BPS payments.

This FREE workshop will cover:

  • Timelines and reductions in the Basic Payment Scheme
  • Outline of the Environmental Land Management Schemes
  • The introduction of the Sustainable Farming Incentive Scheme (SFI) 2021/2022
  • How the SFI links with the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMs)2024
  • Options to improve productivity and increase profits as the BPS payments reduce
  • Business diversification strategies

We will also take a look at a number of new capital grant schemes that are proposed, linked to the SFI standards and also stand alone productivity grants under the Farming Investment Fund.

Timings & Refreshments:

We will be serving a free buffet and refreshments prior to the start of the workshop with timings as follows:

  • 7 pm – Arrival, buffet and refreshments
  • 7.30 pm – Workshop starts
  • 9.30 pm – Q&As

Eligibility:

This workshop is part of the Future Farming Resilience programme & is available to any farmer or land manager in Devon, Somerset, Dorset, or Cornwall currently in receipt of BPS payments.

To be eligible to participate in the Future Farming Resilience project and receive subsequent one-to-one support or attend further workshops, you will be required to complete a Monitoring Information form. Forms will be provided by your advisor, at a workshop, or emailed to you after an online workshop. Please ensure forms are completed swiftly. Please be aware that BIP may limit further access to specialist workshops or one-to-one advice if the form is not completed.

If you have any questions please call us on 01837 659 059 or email team@businessinfopoint.co.uk. Please check our privacy policy and Devon County Council’s privacy policy to see how we store and manage your submitted data.

Organiser

SBA
Phone
01458 254 331
Email
contact@sbacic.org
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Support Programme
Future Farming Resilience

Venue

Bishops Caundle Village Hall
12 Holt Lane, Bishops Caundle
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5NB United Kingdom
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