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Whole Farm Planning for Farmers and Landowners - Online Course

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Whole Farm Planning for Farmers & Landowners - Introduction & Applied Design Weekly - 3 Sessions - Online/Remote Course

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Online course on preparing to redesign your farm

• Create a basic whole farm design for your farm: fences, water, power, access

• Learn the basics of agroforestry: designing tree layouts to a bespoke brief

Objectives

• Learn the principles of whole farm planning

• Understand criteria for selecting appropriate equipment & infrastructure

• Minimise capital expenditure by selecting flexible infrastructure

• Save time and facilitate adaptive pasture management

Course Details

Weekly for 3 sessions

Session 1: Presentations

- Whole Farm Planning principles

- Fencing & infrastructure

Session 2: Workshop/Presentations

- Farm & infrastructure layouts

- Agroforestry design basics

Session 3: Workshop/Presentations

- Agroforestry design for your farm

- Trees: selecting, planting, establishing

Offline Viewing

All sessions will be videoed and made available to you offline, for you to watch again or to view if you miss the live session.

Discounts Codes

Available for: PFLA & selected farm clusters (check with your coordinator)

Topics

Whole Farm Planning Principles

• Hedge management for function & biodiversity

• Trees on farm & agroforestry

• Surface water capture & redistribution

• Water - infrastructure & layout

• Fencing – temporary/permanent

• Access - tracks, gates etc

• Yards & materials handling

• Nutrient/manure management - composting, deep bedding etc

• Monitoring & data gathering

• Trials & feedback - exclusion cages, split-field treatments etc

Site Design Full (Creating Bespoke Designs for Your Farm)

• Designing & design processes - SADIME

• Maps & Mapping tools: field boundaries, Field Margin, OS, drones etc.

• Surveying & Mapping existing: features, vegetation, site conditions

• Microclimates & climate: prevailing winds, seasonal inundation etc.

• Thinking tools for selecting best-fit options on your farm

• Turning long lists into short lists

• Setting goals & objectives

• Design portfolio presentation

Topography & Landform

• Contours & mapping principles

• Reading the landscape

Agroforestry Systems

• Windbreaks & Windbreak Theory

• Alleycropping, Riparian Buffers

• Keyline Agroforestry

Agroforestry Design

• Planting pattern, orientation, spacings

• Tree species selection

Who is this Training Suitable for?

• Arable/Mixed Farmers & Horticulture Growers & New Entrants

• Landowners

• Farm & estate managers

• Agronomists, ecologists & advisors

Tools & Technology

• Field Margin app - https://www.fieldmargin.com/

• Sectormentor for Soil app - https://soils.sectormentor.com/

Niels Corfield Biog

Niels Corfield has been working to deliver truly sustainable food and farming systems for more than 15 years. He is a researcher, adviser, educator, designer and tree nurseryman.

He has 12 years’ experience teaching adults and is formally trained in Holistic Management and Regenerative Agriculture Design.

On a mission to create regenerative landscapes and farms in the UK and Europe, Niels focuses on agroecological systems that are low maintenance yet productive.

His clients include:

Southanan Estate,

Fir Farm,

Fosse Tillery Farm,

Devon Wildlife Trust,

Anglian Water,

High Weald AONB,

Catchment Sensitive Farming,

Soil Association Scotland.

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