Invitation to join West Yorkshire farm walk – 8th February 2024

Farmers are invited to join a farm walk and consultation for West Yorkshire’s Local Nature Recovery Scheme on Thursday 8th February 2024.

Organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and Street Space, this winter farm walk will explore current and future environmental land management practices in farming, kindly hosted by farmer Philip Rowbottom, based at Woolley, Wakefield.

Introducing the host

Third generation arable farmer Philip Rowbottom runs a 330-acre farm and a 27-hole golf course in West Yorkshire.

Philip transitioned to no-till several years ago to reduce his environmental impact on the farm, runs a successful diversification enterprise, and is a three-year participant in Defra’s Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) land management pilot.

The SFI scheme, co-designed with farmers, aims to encourage environmental land management whilst rewarding farmers for managing their land in an environmentally sustainable way.

This is a unique opportunity to see and hear ‘first-hand’ experiences in making a positive impact on the farm to improve efficiency and environmental sustainability.

More details

Meet us at Woolley Park Golf Club, New Road, Woolley, WF4 2JJ at 10.30am on Thursday 8th February.

The event includes lunch and refreshments and will finish at 2.30pm.

This event has been funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority as part of a listening exercise to engage with farmers and landowners across West Yorkshire.

The project aims to listen to your perspectives and generate practical ideas to support the recovery of nature in ways that work for you.

The things we learn will support West Yorkshire Combined Authority to develop a well informed and locally rooted Local Nature Recovery Strategy.

To reserve your place, email to or call 07576 335 935.

Yorkshire Agricultural Society

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