A New Era For Farming: Modern Farmers Who Can Deliver Nature’s Recovery

Kellogg's Origins Soil Tent

2021-2024 marks the Agricultural Transition Period, where the make-up of our farming policy will change forever to favour an approach of ‘public money for public goods’. In his announcement of the Agricultural Transition Plan, Defra Secretary of State George Eustice set out a vision to support a “Fusion of the traditional principles of good farm husbandry with the best technology available to us in the 21st century”. But how do we create the right policies and mechanisms to support farmers in delivering this?. Many farmers and other land managers are already leading the way and showing us how it’s done, fusing ‘old tech’ with ‘new tech’ to create systems that work for nature, are good value for money and are in-keeping with key environmental policies. This session will explore the true innovation happening in the sector, and will start to paint the picture of what modern farming really looks like. It will explore how the Environmental Land Management Policy and a new regulatory approach can support these practices, and drive them into the mainstream.