03 March 2022

Devon County Council are pleased to announce the launch of a fully funded support package called The Farming Recovery programme.

The Farming Recovery Programme is part of a wider package of support being delivered by Team Devon under the Devon recovery money.  For more information on Team Devon’s recovery ambition please visit Team Devon COVID-19 Economy and Business Recovery Prospectus

The Farming Recovery Programme will run workshops on soil and nutrients management, both in person and online from now until end of March 2022.

Maintaining and improving soils will be a feature of the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELM’s) that Defra will be introducing over the next 3 years as the Basic Payment Scheme method of supporting farmers is removed.  These workshops will help support farm businesses to tackle the current challenges in ever increasing energy costs by increasing the understanding of soil management with best practices.

2022 brings the first element of this change with the introduction of grassland and arable soils standards under the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI).  DCC through Business Information Point (BIP) will be running the farm soil workshops aimed at helping farmers and landowners understand their soils and how they will be able take part in this first element of the SFI. The sessions will include a classroom session followed by a practical session on a local farm to put into practice the theory. They will be held across the county so accessible by all.  The workshops are open to Farmers and landowners who live within Devon. Click here for more information

Find out when your next workshop is by emailing team@businessinfopoint.co.uk.

For more information on the project please contact lynsey.riddett@devon.gov.uk

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