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The Future of the Farmed Environment in Cornwall (free conference)

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Royal Cornwall Showground

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Whitecross

Wadebridge

PL27 7JE

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'The Future of the Farmed Environment in Cornwall'

The Cornwall AONB Conference 2018 will explore the future of farming, landscape and environment after the UK leaves the EU. We'll examine Defra's 25 Year Environment Plan and how this may influence future farm payments under a new UK agri-policy.


Morning Programme

Councillor Sue James, Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for Environment and Public Protection

Catherine Mead, CEO, Lyhner Dairies -"The Cornwall Brand, Building a successful agri-business on a beautiful landscape"

George Eustice MP, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food - "The 25 Year Environment Plan and the future of farm payments"

Victoria Vyvyan, Chair of the Environment Committee, Country, Land and Business Association- "Making Brexit work for farmers and land managers"

Q&A session with speakers


Over lunch activities

Planning Surgery with Jim Wood, Cornwall AONB Planning Officer (booking required)

Farms for AONBees demonstration with Dr Grace Twiston-Davies, University of Exeter


Afternoon Programme

Photo call outside the pavilion and press shots


Farm visits (choice of one)

A Farming for profit, wildlife and people, Charlie Watson- Smythe and Claire Mucklow, RSPB

B Managing common land under stewardship, Callum Deveney Cornwall Wildlife Trust

C Business and countryside working together - Rosecarrock Farm, Robert Sloman

D Future management options for Treraven Farm Matt Edsworthy, The Gaia Trust

E A view from the Hill - possible futures for an upland farm, Dominic Fairman, South Penquite Farm

F Voluntary approaches to conservation, Becky Hughes, FWAGSW and Mr Hawkey

G Making space for nature - a new approach at Pentire Head, Matt Lewis, The National Trust

H Ecosystem Services and Farming after 2022. Chris Jones, Woodland Valley Farm


Afternoon Plenary

Tom Tolputt, South West Farm Consultants - "Sustainability and profitability go hand in hand"


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Wadebridge

PL27 7JE

United Kingdom

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