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What’s on at The Farming Life Centre

June 2021

A Guide to Defra’s Lump Sum Exit Scheme and Delinked Payments – Talk with Andrew Critchlow

Wednesday 23rd June – 7.30pm (Zoom)

Derbyshire NFU County Advisor, Andrew Critchlow will be joining us to deliver a talk on the latest announcements from Defra on The Agricultural Transition Plan.  This will be a chance to hear specifically about the proposed Lump Exit Scheme and Delinked Payments.  There will be a chance to put your questions to Andrew at the end of the talk.

To join this free event please register your interest by following the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-guide-to-defras-lump-sum-exit-scheme-and-delinked-payments-tickets-159110833787

May 2021

Create a TB management plan for your farm – Workshop with Sarah Tomlinson  (Lunch provided)

 Thursday 27th May 10.30am-12.30pm at Bakewell Livestock Market

Resilience workshop to be delivered by Sarah Tomlinson from the TB Advisory Service at Bakewell Livestock Market.
This 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.  To reserve your place please follow the link below:
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/managing-tb-on-your-farm-tickets-154734556223

Adding value to the way you farm – With Victoria Eveleigh

Wednesday 19th May 7.00pm (zoom)

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.

April 2021

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

Wednesday 14th April 7.30pm (zoom)

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.

The Future of farming – How will it look?

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

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.

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.