What’s on

What’s on at The Farming Life Centre


April 2021


Wednesday 14th April 7.30pm (zoom)

Getting to grips with The Agricultural Transition Plan – With Andrew Critchlow

Derbyshire NFU County Advisor, Andrew Critchlow will be joining us to deliver a talk on The Agricultural Transition Plan.  This will be a chance to hear about the changes ahead and offer a great introduction to the proposed Environmental Land Management schemes.


Friday 30th April 11.35am – 12.30pm (zoom)

The Future of farming – How will it look?

DEFRA’s Programme Director for Future Farming, Janet Hughes will be joining us for a question and answer session on Friday 30th April.  This will be an opportunity for you to have your questions about the transition from BPS to the forthcoming Environmental Land Management Scheme answered by the woman in the know!  If you have a question please send it in to us at lorna@thefarminglifecentre.org.uk or telephone 07969951101.


May 2021


Wednesday 19th May 7.30pm (zoom)

Adding value to the way you farm – With Victoria Eveleigh

Victoria Eveleigh from West Ilkerton Farm on Exmoor will be sharing her experiences in developing several diversification projects at her family farm and how to successfully manage them simultaneously.


Thursday 27th May 10.30am (Bakewell Livestock Market)

Create a TB management plan for your farm – Workshop with Sarah Tomlinson

Resilience workshop to be delivered by Sarah Tomlinson from the TB Advisory Service at Bakewell Livestock Market.
This three hour session will cover everything you need to know about Bovine TB in the UK and specifically the Peak Park.
There will be a chance for you to develop your own TB management plan to help you:
– Reduce the risk of a TB breakdown
– Manage inconclusive reactors
– Remain resilient in the event of a TB reactor
Lunch provided.
This free event is offered on a first come, first served basis. Places are limited.

Ongoing activities:

Quad bike safety training

The Derbyshire Farmers Management Committee is offering subsidised approved training and assessment for the safe use of quad bikes.  For more information and to register your interest contact: DerbysFMC@outlook.com.  To take part you need to be farming in Derbyshire, be an NFU member or employed by an NFU member and provide your own approved helmet for use on a quad bike.