The Woodland Trust
A healthy natural environment is essential for productive, sustainable farming. Changes in climate, along with pests and diseases, mean that maintaining a strong and resilient agricultural landscape is more important than ever.
That’s why we’re teaming up with Farmers Weekly to discover the rising stars of farming. We want to find pioneers of innovative farming who are championing new, exciting ways to keep farms strong for the future.
At the Woodland Trust, we support farmers to develop cost-effective agricultural systems that support the surrounding natural environment. Integrating trees and hedgerows into existing farm plans is a natural way to shelter livestock, prevent erosion, improve soil quality and generate extra money by harvesting fruit or woodfuel.
Find out more about how we can help you, visit woodlandtrust.org.uk/largescale
The Agroforestry 2017 conference, organised by the Woodland Trust, Royal Forestry Society and Soil Association, was held on 22 June at Cranfield University.
It was a practical and inspiring day for farmers, foresters, landowners and researchers interested in agroforestry.
It gave the opportunity to hear from people with hands-on experience of agroforestry with experts talking about the benefits, risks and how to get involved in this sector.
Read more about the conference on the Woodland Trust website.
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