Jim left Newton Rigg Agriculture and National School of Forestry in 1989, joining the Forestry Commission in Argyll in harvesting and forest management. Returning to Cumbria as FC Woodland Officer, working with farmers and landowners, advising on woodland creation and management over 26 years. Jim led the 2018 Forestry Investment Zone Defra pilot, exploring the integration of trees, woodland, and forestry into the farmed landscape of Northeast Cumbria, developing relationships and novel approaches to incorporate trees on farms. Currently, Jim is the Forestry Commission Agroforestry Advisor, promoting and championing this important integrated land management approach for farmers and foresters alike.
Come and hear about our established agroforestry systems, we have plenty of lessons learnt from our journeys ranging from 5-15 years. Plenty of food for thought. Discover the multiple benefits you could bring for your farm as we juggle food production, climate change and biodiversity loss. Is agroforestry one of the solutions for your farm? […]