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Sign up for farmer workshops on environmental schemes in the Shropshire Hills AONB

Do you farm within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty?  Are you interested to know the latest on environmental schemes which you may be able to join?  The Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership is helping farmers in the area to access this information. 

Coming up in February and March is a national online workshop aimed at farmers in AONBs and National Parks to focus on Countryside Stewardship as a route into the Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme.  The workshop won’t provide chapter and verse on ELM, as the scheme is still being designed.  However it will focus on what you can do now through environmental schemes to keep money coming in as the Basic Payment Scheme is reduced.

The workshop will be repeated 3 times and will include:

  • information on changes to the Countryside Stewardship Scheme structure, including new options for upland farmers
  • practical information and signposting
  • hearing from farmers currently in agri-environment schemes about what works and doesn’t work for them.
  • update on the forthcoming ‘Farming in Protected Landscapes’ programme.

When the dates are fixed and registration opens we will circulate details of how to register.  To join our farmer mailing list for this and future updates please telephone us on 01743 254740, or email shropshirehillsaonb@shropshire.gov.uk.

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