Future farming resilience


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Devon Hotel

Monday 25 October 2021

6.00pm - 9.00pm (Please note the registration link will take you to Business Information Point to register for this event.) 

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Helping farmers, their families and their businesses to navigate the Agricultural transition.

Between 2021 and 2027, the government will reduce and then stop Direct Payments. Instead, farmers will be supported to improve the environment, improve animal health and welfare, and reduce carbon emissions. This is the biggest change in farm support for generations and all farmers need to think how they will adapt. 

We are delighted to have Lloyds Bank agriculture farming ambassador, Adam Henson, draw on his views on the future of British farming and experiences of future proofing.

The Future Farming Resilience Fund has been funded by Defra to allow Business Information Point to support farmers and land managers with this transition. The support is free and available from September 2021 to February 2022 to any farmer or land manager currently in receipt of BPS payments. 

This free workshop will cover:

  • Timelines and reductions in the Basic Payment Scheme
  • Outline of the Environmental Land Management Schemes
  • The introduction of the Sustainable Farming Incentive Scheme (SFI) 2021/2022
  • How the SFI links with the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELM’s)2024
  • Options to improve productivity and increase profits as the BPS payments reduce
  • The Lump Sum Retirement Scheme
  • Business diversification strategies

We will also take a look at number of new capital grant schemes are proposed linked to the SFI standards and also stand alone productivity grants under the Farming Investment Fund. 

In addition to this workshop Business Information Point can also offer free one-to-one consultations and support with one of our highly experienced, local advisors. Who can work with you to assess your current position, how the changes are going to affect you and your farm, discuss your options and help to develop an agreed action plan for the future.

Speakers include:

  • Adam Henson, Farmer and presenter, Cotswold Farm Park
  • Stewart Horne, Managing Director, Business Information Point
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