The Barn at the Coppleridge Inn at Motcombe, Dorset was packed on Monday evening, 20th October 2014, with a large audience of farmers and landowners eager to hear the views of Woolley & Wallis’ expert team on the implications of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform.
These CAP reforms have far reaching consequences for farmers, the environment and methods of farming in the locality.
The evening started with David Wrigley speaking about the definition of an “Active Farmer” and how to avoid double funding issues (where a farmer inadvertently makes two claims for the same piece of land). Jonathan Young then spoke about Ecological Focus Areas and the implications of the “greening” requirements in the new legislation.
Charlotte Dines, as a well-recognised and respected specialist in CAP reform, then went on to address the complicated matter of how to register a farmers claim for subsidy with the Rural Payments Agency.
The evening was chaired by Ben Marshall who conducted a lively Q&A session and finished up by inviting everyone to continue the debate over a hot beef roll!
Woolley & Wallis’ next seminars are all at 2pm on 23rd October in the Village Hall in Market Lavington near Devizes, 3rd November Marlborough Rugby Club, Marlborough and finishing on 6th November at Salisbury & South Wilts Sports Club, Wilton Road, Salisbury.
Judging by the excellent response from Monday’s seminar, please book NOW to reserve your place.
Contact the Marlborough office on 01672 515252 or firstname.lastname@example.org