From application to management, we find the right scheme for your farm
Is your current agreement ending soon? Not in a scheme yet? Preparing for ELMS? We can help you consider your options and complete your application. We have a great track record of successful agri-environment applications. If you have a large or complicated ELS or HLS agreement we can help by supervising the annual management requirements and capital works. We also provide assistance in completing claim forms.
FWAG East Membership
Join our growing community of like-minded farmers for free advice & more
Through our membership we aim to grow a network of farmers who share our passion for farming and conservation. Our members benefit from free, year-round telephone advice from our team of experts. They hear about any new grants and schemes as soon as we do and they use our events and newsletters to gain a deeper understanding of the natural world. Ultimately our members help to spread the FWAG ethos further afield.
Catchment Project Delivery
We work with water companies & farmers to improve water quality
Cover & catch crops have so much to offer modern agriculture, from reducing compaction, erosion and run off, catching and re-releasing nutrients, to building soil carbon and supporting the biodiversity in the root environment. We believe they have a huge role to play on any mixed or arable farm and we develop projects with water companies and farmers to explore their full potential.
Farm Ecology Management & Habitat Advice
Our passionate team of independent advisers are experts in their field
We can arrange surveys for habitats and species and supply relevant advice in a visit or report. If you simply want some straightforward advice, for example on how to manage your pond, where to create hedgerows or woodland or how to establish a wildflower meadow, then we can make a quick visit to discuss this with you. We can also undertake ecological appraisals for a range of planning applications including solar farm developments.
Landscape Partnerships & Nature Recovery Projects
From cluster groups to landscape-scale solutions, we find the best fit
As farmers and ecologists we understand conservation approaches need to be joined-up to have impact at a landscape scale. We are experienced in convening stewardship cluster groups for agri-environment schemes. We also work with groups of farmers in partnership in particular landscapes or catchments to ensure conservation impact extends well beyond the farm.
Farm Training & Events
We bring industry experts together to share their knowledge
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!
We help you cut through the confusion and stay compliant
We offer impartial, tailored advice on Cross Compliance, whether you are looking for a steer in the right direction or a more detailed compliance check. Consider joining FWAG East as a member for free, year-round telephone support on this and other matters.
Environmental Assurance Schemes
From LEAF to Supermarket Assurance, we design, audit and manage schemes
We can produce a “common sense”, whole farm, map-based Environmental Plan for your farm which makes the most of your environmental assets. These reports can be tailored to meet the requirements of LEAF Marque, Nature’s Choice and other assurance and retailer schemes. Does your LEAF Marque need updating? We can do the annual reviews and complete the five-year reviews as required by LEAF.
Friendly, Independent, Expert Advice
Call us today for an informal chat to see how we can help you
We are always happy to hear from farmers and explore ways in which we can improve the environmental sustainability of farms. Even if you have not be involved in conservation before, or are not sure where to begin, we would love to hear from you and share the benefit of our decades of experience. You can meet and contact our friendly team of advisers here, call us today on 01223 841507 or email us by clicking the button below.