Events

Each year FWAG East holds a number of informative local workshops, talks and farm walks for farmers and land managers with topics ranging from resource protection to establishing successful conservation measures. At the events, our advisers are readily available to chat one-to-one and offer advice. And there’s usually some welcome refreshment on offer to boot!


Any events currently scheduled

will appear below. Alternatively, please consider joining FWAG East to receive event invitations with priority and discounted booking directly from us.

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Shaping the Future: FWAG Members in Conversation with Janet Hughes

 Friday 9th April at 11.35am - 12.30pm


Janet Hughes is the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme (FFCP). This programme will transform the way agriculture and the countryside environment are supported and regulated.

2021 is the year of details and delivery for the future farming programme as Defra work to implement the Agricultural Transition Plan.

FWAG and its members are already involved in helping to shape the future of Environmental Land Management and this is a fantastic opportunity for FWAG members to engage with the head of the programme. Collaboration (or co-design as they are calling it) really matters to Janet as Defra want everyone affected by their decision making to shape future policy.

This is an online question and answer event open to our members. Please join us and help Defra build a scheme for all those managing the land. FWAG East members wishing to register should contact emily.stacey@fwageast.org.uk or call her on: 07854 323349. Find out more about becoming a member of FWAG East here.

 

Past Events

 

Cover Crop Technical Workshop - A Whole Farm Approach with George Young

Brought to you by FWAG East, Kings and Affinity Water

Thursday 25th Feb 2021, 10.30am -11.45am

George Young farms a 485ha mixed farm in south Essex. When first returning to the family farm, the system was fairly conventional, including cattle grazing the permanent grassland. Since 2013 George has moved to an integrated farming approach which incorporates nature into the farming system. The farm is now zero tillage and zero insecticide with cattle and herbal leys integrated into the system, along with large scale habitat creation and agroforestry. George is passionate about growing food with ecology at the heart of his decision making. Come to hear him share his thoughts and ideas. View the full invitation here.


To book your place on the virtual workshop email emily.stacey@fwageast.org.uk or call 07854 323349.

 

Countryside Stewardship Unpicked

Free FWAG East Advice Webinar 

FWAG East will be running two online events in early March that will focus on the different schemes within Countryside Stewardship. The webinars will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding the schemes and the application process.

Thursday 4th March, 10am – 11.30am – Capital Grant Schemes

Find out about the Capital Grant only schemes and the capital items that are available relating to water quality, air quality, boundaries, and trees and orchards. You can apply for the Capital Grant Scheme if:

  • You aren’t in an agri-environment scheme at all

  • You are in a HLS scheme

  • You are in a Countryside Stewardship Wildlife Offer

  • You will be applying for a Countryside Stewardship Wildlife Offer this year

The deadline for applications for Capital Grant Schemes is 30th April 2021. The event will explain how you apply for the scheme and how you can get in contact with your local Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer.


Thursday 11th March, 10am – 12pm – Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers

This event will take you through the different schemes and help you decide which scheme is best for you. The event will explain how you apply for the scheme and how to design a scheme that works for your farm.

The deadline for Mid Tier and the Wildlife Offers is 30th July 2021.


To book onto one or both of the online events please email emily.stacey@fwageast.org.uk.

 

Virtual Workshop - Managing Carbon on Your Farm

Introducing the Carbon Farm Toolkit - with Becky Willson

21st January 2021 10.30am -12pm

Would you like to know how to monitor and manage your farms carbon footprint? Or discover whether your farm is currently carbon positive or negative? Perhaps you have already begun to collect data or even reduce carbon reliance? Or you may just be beginning your carbon efficiency journey. The Farm Carbon Toolkit is a not-for-profit, farmer-led organisation which aims to encourage and support farmers and growers to reduce their farm greenhouse gas emissions, increase their farm energy resilience and in doing so improve their farm business in the future. Becky will be speaking about their free Farm Carbon Toolkit and Farm Carbon Calculator. This virtual workshop will help you understand what information to input in order to get farm-specific data to assist you in making viable decisions. 


To book your place on the virtual workshop email emily.stacey@fwageast.org.uk or call 07854 323349.

 

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