Cornwall AONB Conference 2018 'The Future of the Farmed Environment in Cornwall'


'The Future of the Farmed Environment in Cornwall' 14th April 2018, Royal Cornwall Showground - Bookings now open

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.

There is no charge for this event although places on the farm visits will book up on a first come first served basis, so be quick!


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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"


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

Farm visits (choice of one)
A          Farming for profit, wildlife and people, Charile 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 Talk

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


If you have any queries about the Conference or you need any assistance with your booking, please call the Cornwall AONB Unit on 01872322350.