EA 'Farmer Update' Meetings

The Environment Agency is inviting farmers are to join a series of free Farm Business Update events across East Anglia during February.

These events will provide farmers with the latest updates on environmental, water and regulatory issues.

Sarah Brown, Agriculture Specialist at the Environment Agency said ‘This is the sixth year that these events have been running. It is a great opportunity for farmers to get together and keep up to date with the latest news, information and legislation. We would encourage farmers to book up quickly as these events are very popular and places are going fast’.

There will be some excellent guest speakers in attendance, including AHDB Monitor Farmers, a collaboration of cereal and oilseed farmers who share information to improve their businesses through the use of innovative practices and technology.

There will also be presentations from the Campaign for the Farmed Environment, Catchment Sensitive Farming, local water companies, Rural Payment Agency, Farm Advice Service and the Environment Agency. They will cover topics such as grant funding, Countryside Stewardship, water quality and pesticide use, Cross Compliance, and sustainable watercourse management.

The events will be held on:

Wednesday 3rd February, 9.30am - 1pm

The Green Britain (Ecotech) Centre, Swaffham, Turbine Way, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7HT

Thursday 4th February, 9.30am - 1pm

The Forest Centre, Forest of Marston Vale, Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, MK43 0PR, (Sat Nav – use MK43 0PS)

Tuesday 9th February, 9.30am - 1pm

The Farmschool, Annables Farm, Annables Lane, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 3PR

Thursday 11th February, 9.30am - 1pm

Lavenham Village Hall, Church Street, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9QT

Thursday 25th February, 9.30am - 1pm

Abbots Ripton Village Hall, The Green, Abbots Ripton, Cambs, PE28 2PE

Please email east@cla.org.uk or telephone: 01638 590429 to book a place.

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