FABulous Farmers Learning network session - Norfolk

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Ken Hill Estate

Heacham Bottom

Snettisham, King's Lynn

Norfolk

PE31 7PQ

United Kingdom

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FABulous Farmers is a new European project designed to support farmers in the transition to more agro-ecological practices on their farms.

About this Event

The aim of the event is to introduce the concept of farming to improve functional agro- biodiversity (FAB) with a focus on one key practice identified by attendees at an initial meeting as being of interest, namely cover crops within primarily arable rotations.

There is an opportunity to set up a group, supported by the FABulous Farmers Programme (funded by Interreg) to look at how best to achieve greater functional agro – biodiversity on farm, whilst maintaining farm profitability. Activities the group could decide to carry out include on farm testing of the various FAB practices, regular discussion sessions and benchmarking to measure the impact of adopting FAB practices.

Agenda

10am Refreshments and introductions

10.30am Introduction to the Ken Hill Estate Nick Padwick

10.50 am What does farming to improve functional agro biodiversity mean, how can it be done and what are the benefits? Liz Bowles

11.15am Cover crops, choice and management Tbc – ADAS advisor

12:00 Farm walk Led by Nick Padwick

1.30pm Lunch (provided)

2.30pm Next step Liz Bowles

3pm Meeting ends

For further event information please contact hnorman@soilassociation.org

The Centre for ecology and hydrology, Farm carbon cutting toolkit, The National Trust and the Soil Association have joined forces with partners across North-West Europe to deliver FABulous Farmers, a project designed to support farmers to transition towards more agroecological practices on their farms. The project aims to assist farmers to increase on-farm efficiency and reduce their reliance on external inputs by increasing the functional agro-biodiversity (FAB) on their farms.

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Ken Hill Estate

Heacham Bottom

Snettisham, King's Lynn

Norfolk

PE31 7PQ

United Kingdom

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