We target our funded schemes, knowledge and advice to farmers and land managers throughout the country, whilst giving guidance and leadership to our partners, farming community and government.
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On our most popular scheme, farmers and land managers could earn £30 per hectare for environmental management at the entry level. Find out more about funding for farmers and land managers.
If you are a farmer or land manager you may be able to access funded schemes that work with your farm business. You can also benefit from our farm visits and events to get the best environmental outcome for your land.
If you and your family want to know more and see how farmers are looking after the land you can visit a farm or country estate, get your school involved through Educational access, or take your family to Open Farm Sunday.
FACE (Farming and Countryside Education) is the leading charity inspiring children to learn more about food, farming and the countryside - where their food comes from, how it is produced, how the countryside is looked after.
Your organisation or business can also work with us to get the best from the countryside and environment, through sponsorship and marketing opportunities. Our land agents page gives updates on what's happeining on land stewardship.
Funding schemes are supported by sound advice and information. Contact us
Farm visits and events - provide advice and information through farm walks, workshops, clinics and farm visits
Organic conversion advice - free advice on the practicalities of converting to organic production.
England Catchment Sensitive Farming Delivery Initiative - aims to reduce the pollution of surface-water bodies caused by farming operations.
Cross Compliance - is the set of conditions which claimants of direct payments under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) have to meet. Such payments include those made under the Single Payment Scheme and certain Rural Development schemes.
Regulations have been introduced to encourage better land management practice and to protect the natural environment. We have responsibilities in connection with some of these regulations, for example the Heather and Grass Burning (England) Regulations 2007. Find out more in Regulation and licensing.
(30 May 2014) This year’s Open Farm Sunday takes place on 8 June 2014 and looks set to be another popular and inspiring event, with hundreds of farms providing opportunities for people to discover more about farming, food production and farmland wildlife.
(28 April 2014) Farmers who were affected by last winter’s flooding can now apply for grants of up to £35,000 from the Government’s Farming Recovery Fund to help get their land back into production as quickly as possible
(31 March 2014) The state of the art technology on offer to visiting school groups at Nethergill Farm in the Yorkshire Dales was put to the test by pupils from Kettlewell Primary School during a recent open day.
(7 February 2014) Natural England has fully supported the Somerset Levels and Moors Task Force in the production of its long-term vision for the Somerset Levels and Moors.
Land management developments
Farmers, land managers and tenants in England can receive payment to deliver effective environmental land management. Some restrictions apply from 1 September 2013.
Celebrating 25 years of agri-environment schemes
Already in a scheme? You still have options
Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE)
The Campaign, in wide partnership, seeks to increase the uptake of Environmental Stewardship. How to get involved.
The Prince's Countryside Fund
Inspired by the Prince of Wales, provides money to support long term sustainability of the British countryside, raised from Business in the Community projects.