Free events to prepare your farm for extreme weather

Free events will be held in November to help farmers assess the financial risks to their businesses from extreme weather.

A series of workshops and farm walks will provide guidance on managing weather-related risks and ensuring farm businesses remain competitive and resilient.

They will be relevant and open to farmers and agricultural advisers, and participants will be able to collect Basis CPD points.

The events will be run by the Farming Advice Service (Defra) and the Climate Ready Support Service (Environment Agency) and will run across the country.

Workshops and walks are designed to offer practical guidance for different farming systems and will focus on arable, dairy and lowland mixed livestock enterprises.

The content will be delivered by independent farm advisers and will cover:

  • Introduction to climate change risks and risk resilience
  • Scenarios and effects on businesses
  • Introduction to action planning;
  • Discussion of risks, barriers and actions
  • Identifying priority actions for your own farm business

Events are planned throughout November in Cornwall, Shropshire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Somerset and more dates are to be added for Kent, Cumbria, Cheshire and East Anglia.

To book a place, ring 0345 345 1302 or email

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