Devon County Council has received funding from Defra to help update farmers and landowners in Devon and Somerset on upcoming changes to funding support.
Supporting the agricultural sector is essential to a diverse and prosperous food economy and the Devon Food Partnership (DFP) vision. Therefore it is great that free support for farmers is on offer from the county council to help them through the agricultural transition.
This “interim” phase of Devon County Council’s Resilience Fund runs until March 2022 and will target farmers and landowners in the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership area. The move away from Direct Payments will be a big change for farmers. This initiative will give a better understanding of what the phasing out of Direct Payments will mean for them and how they can improve their business.
Register on a local ‘Navigating the Agricultural Transition’ workshop which all include refreshments and a free buffet. If you can’t find a date that suits initially, don’t worry as we will be adding new dates and locations regularly until January 2022.