Farmers in North Yorkshire can learn more about the new Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) at a free meeting hosted by Ricardo’s Future Farming Resilience Fund (FFRF) at the Rose and Crown, Nawton, near Helmsley on Friday, November 3.

The event, which starts at 10am, will cover topics including how to apply for SFI, a discussion around the actions available, a question-and-answer session and include an optional farm walk in the afternoon.

It will be hosted by Ricardo’s FFRF regional coordinator Fraser Hugill and feature guest speakers Laura Harpham from the Farming Advice Service and Amelia Rome from Andersons.

The Northern Farmer:  North Yorkshire farmers invited to a meeting at Nawton to discuss Sustainable Farming Incentive

Fraser Hugill said: “We want to be able to help farmers and land managers to be able to understand the actions and apply for the new SFI scheme themselves and consider how they can complement their farming activities.

“The meeting will cover this as well as how it can fit with existing environmental schemes and the farm business. Farmers are facing an uncertain future with the changes to BPS and the FFRF programme is providing support to help guide them through these uncertain times.”

Ricardo’s FFRF programme has a range of support available. which includes:

  • Up to three days of free one-to-one business support from an Andersons consultant;
  • A one-day environmental review;
  • Personal resilience and wellbeing support - partnering with the Farming Community Network (FCN);
  • Access to regional workshops and webinars;
  • Follow-up support.

To book a place at the meeting at Nawton, which includes lunch, and for more information, visit or call 01235 753530.