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Events: CS and ELMs update meetings

In 2019 the “Farming is Changing” booklet was released (which can be read here) and “The Path to Sustainable Farming: An Agricultural Transition Plan 2021-2024” was published at the end of November 2021 (and can be read here.)

These documents explain the changes that are being made to agricultural payments including the phase out of BPS, the new Environmental Land Management Scheme, capital grants and Countryside Stewardship.

The Farm Team at the Yorkshire Dales National Park held a series of meetings in February 2021 to discuss the changes that will be happening over the coming transitional years and looking ahead to the new Environmental Land Management Scheme as well as looking at updates to Countryside Stewardship for the coming year. We had good discussion about the future agri-environment schemes and we will be feeding this back in due course as well as providing the feedback to Defra.

A copy of our report can be found here and a copy of the slide presentation used for the events in 2021 can be found here.

2022 CS and Farm Grant update meetings

This February we will be holding a series of free workshops, both face to face and online, to give the latest advice and assistance to farmers, land-managers and land-owners on Countryside Stewardship, Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF), Woodland grants, the Farming Investment Fund, the Future Farm Resilience Fund, Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) and the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELM).

  • Sedbergh Peoples Hall- Tuesday 8th February, 2-4pm or 7-9pm
  • Reeth Memorial Hall- Thursday 10th February, 2-4pm or 7-9pm
  • Settle Rugby Club- Tuesday 15th February, 2-4pm or 7-9pm
  • Hawes Market House- Monday 21st February, 2-4pm or 7-9pm
  • Orton Market Hall- Wednesday 23rd February, 2-4pm or 7-9pm
  • Online meetings hosted on Zoom- Thursday 17th February, 7-9pm or Thursday 24th February, 7-9pm

To book your place, or for more information, please contact Vanessa in the Farm Conservation team on 07979 151 801 or email