Farmers Weekly live events are back. Working in the post-Covid-19 world, we continue to focus on the primary requirements of health and safety protocols.
Please see below the timeline showing the upcoming events. We aim to ensure our events continue to offer a stimulating and thought-provoking experience for you. Our experts are focused on sharing the knowledge and skills you need for productive and regenerative farming.
We know that biodiversity net gain provides a significant opportunity for farmers to diversify their business, but how much can they earn and how can they mitigate the risk?
Hear first-hand from farmers and BNG experts how the Environment Bank's model removes all liability from the landowner and secures significant long-term income starting in as little as 12 weeks.
Join us live to ask questions and find out how habitat bank creation can help build business resilience and achieve net-zero targets.
There is increasing emphasis on the importance of agricultural soils as a store for tonnes of carbon each year, not least in terms of helping the sector meet its commitment to net zero by 2040.
But what measures are needed to make soils an effective carbon sink, and what added value can sequestration bring to the farm business?
The panel explores soil carbon farming not only as a possible future revenue stream but also in terms of how regenerative farming practices can help store carbon to improve soil health and overall productivity.
In this webinar, the Woodland Trust explains how farm woodlands and trees can deliver for farming businesses. With appropriate management, the woody assets on your farm can provide products, deliver environmental services and help tackle the climate and nature crisis. Hear first hand from farmers and forestry experts about how to assess and then manage farmland woods and trees as part of your business plan.
UK agriculture is in the midst of change at a pace not seen in over a generation. Rising input costs, the uncertainty caused by the pandemic and Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the shape of the market post-Brexit and the phasing out of BPS are just a few of the factors UK farmers are dealing with. Against this backdrop, access to fast and flexible finance to invest in the critical machinery and technology to drive future productivity and growth is vital. Join the panel of experts for the first of three webinars looking at the future of farm funding and finance.
The second in our Transition Summit webinars looks at how to adjust your farming system to qualify for the new environmental payments, including ELM.
Our sector has some very ambitious plans for achieving net zero before the government’s 2050 deadline. The NFU has set the goal of reaching net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the whole of agriculture in England and Wales by 2040.
We address how can you lower emissions and achieve net zero while still running a productive business.
Improving soil health and soil carbon sequestration rates not only helps you farm more efficiently but as a form of delivering an environmental and public good can pay tenfold.
What are the next steps? What will the connection between the Agricultural bill and the Environmental bill mean for UK farmers? How can we prepare for standardized soil health measurements and benchmarks to lead regulation going forward?
Increasing biodiversity on the farm has many benefits for wildlife and can increase resilience in the agroecosystem. But can you free up land without losing yield and what will it cost to maintain? Where do you start and how do you measure it? Will government grants compensate for taking land out of production? We address these challenges against the backdrop of the Agriculture Bill and biodiversity net gain in this live webinar.
The direction of policy change means there are clear opportunities for farmers to reap financial rewards from public access. Public access can be provided by a landowner as a community benefit or it can be granted under a scheme such as Countryside Stewardship. Some landowners are also cashing in on the surge in dog ownership, letting out whole fields specifically for dog walkers. Join our experts as we debate the dos and don’ts of public access to private land.
Have you considered turning some of your land into a solar farm but didn’t have the time to look into it? Or maybe it all sounds too complex? Depending on the suitability of your land, a leased solar farm could provide a stable alternative income source. Despite the withdrawal of government support for new schemes, developers are looking for sites. Join us for a live Q&A webinar session and ask the experts about your particular circumstances.
Farmers need to find ways to combat problems in crop protection caused by resistance to fungicides. Pathogen resistance to fungicides is widespread, this is especially true with wheat’s most damaging disease, septoria. The performance of many modern fungicides has been affected but new products launched over the last couple years could help farmers better deal with this. Join our panel of experts in this live webinar for advice on dealing with resistance issues.
In this third session of our Landowner-led development webinar series we discuss sale and leaseback. Find out what the options are for earning potential on your land and how to assess the biodiversity value for offsetting environmental obligations. Get more information about sale and leaseback for landowners, tenants and letting farm, land and ask the experts about the best way to market your property and how to get the best price.
British agriculture’s hit health and wellbeing competition is back for 2022 with a new additional category for the over 40s.
Watch all of the action (in the video on the right) from the 2021 final and find out the winners' approachws to mental and physical health.