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NFFN England Update June 21

NFFN England News – June 21

DEFRA have been issuing plenty of new information over the past month. Back in September, NFFN like many others responded to the National Tree Strategy Consultation. The results of this can now be found in the new Tree Plan for England along with the new Woodland Creation offer, the England Peat Action Plan, an update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive Pilot and their latest consultation on Lump Sum Payments for retiring farmers can also be found below.


DEFRA Tree Plan

DEFRA Woodland creation offer opens 

Sustainable Farming Incentive Pilot

England Peat Action Plan 

Lump sum payment for retiring farmers – Defra Consultation 


Oxford Real Farming Conference – Out in the field with Agroforestry

Here are details to the new ORFC in the Field @Wakelyns which will take place on the 8th and 9th of September 2021.  This should be an exciting couple of days with teachers who have learned directly from Wakelyns founder, Martin Woolfe, and others including heritage grains expert, John Letts and Homedods founder, Josiah Meldrum.  There will also be bread-making workshops and time to explore Wakelyns. You can also stay in one of Wakelyn’s new movable pods!


New BSc in Regenerative Agriculture starting this September

A new undergraduate degree from Schumacher College, designed to aid transition to agroecology by filling the huge training gaps for new entrants and existing farmers has been launched -BSc Regenerative Food and Farming which is due to open in September! 

Applications are now open until the 1st July, details in link.

NFFN At Groundswell
NFFN is on the road! We are excited to be exhibiting and running two speaker sessions on Reaching Net Zero (Wed 23rd June at 4.30 pm) and Nature Means Business with Arable Farms (Wed 23rd June at 5.30 pm) at Groundswell next week. More details can be found here.

Come along and see us at our exhibition trailer, we hope to see you there. Between 11.00 am and 12.00 pm both days, Chris Clark will also be on hand to answer your questions on farm business and the important role of nature within it.