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Last talk of our winter series focuses on the challenges of farming… and also the joys

Last talk of our winter series focuses on the challenges of farming… and also the joys

Monday 11 April 2022

The final talk of our CPRE Essex winter series, entitled Challenges of Farming: Past, Present and Future, was presented by Christy Willett, formerly billed on these pages as an AHDB farmer but who had in fact given up that role in 2020. No matter, she stressed her time with the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board […] Read more >

Faith in farming? You bet!

Faith in farming? You bet!

Tuesday 1 March 2022

Faith in farming? The question mark in the title was key, said Rev Canon Janet Nicholls as she introduced her talk to a CPRE Essex audience of 26 people. Does society have faith in producing good food and looking after the environment? Indeed, did farmers have that faith? What if the answer was no? The […] Read more >

Our final talk looks at the challenges of farming… please do join us!

Our final talk looks at the challenges of farming… please do join us!

Monday 28 February 2022

The fourth and final talk of our CPRE Essex winter series will be given by Christy Willett on Wednesday (March 2). It begins at 6.30pm via Zoom and will be entitled Challenges of Farming: Past, Present and Future. Ms Willett is an AHDB farmer from Galleywood, Chelmsford, where she farms 475 hectares of owned and […] Read more >

Our next talk is on Wednesday, February  23, and entitled Faith in Farming?

Our next talk is on Wednesday, February  23, and entitled Faith in Farming?

Wednesday 16 February 2022

The first two in our winter series of talks have gone down exceptionally well, so you might want to note a slight change in the order of the final two. We now have Rev Canon Janet Nicholls, rural adviser and agricultural chaplain, giving her talk, Faith in Farming?, on Wednesday, February  23, and Christy Willet, […] Read more >

Talk highlights how our farming environment can make a place for wildlife

Talk highlights how our farming environment can make a place for wildlife

Wednesday 16 February 2022

It’s fair to say that we could probably all do with a lift in spirits right now – and it duly came with the second in our winter series of talks. Rebecca Inman, of the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group, presented The Farming Environment to a Zoom audience of 33 participants, who showed their appreciation […] Read more >

Join us for our next talk as the farming environment comes into focus

Join us for our next talk as the farming environment comes into focus

Monday 7 February 2022

The next talk in our winter series could hardly be more topical, with Rebecca Inman from the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group presenting The Farming Environment. Ms Inman is a farm environment adviser for FWAG East, with almost 25 years’ experience giving on-farm advice. Prior to this she worked for seven years on farm enterprises […] Read more >

Veganuary, solar farms, neonicotinoids, greenwash… it’s all there in the first talk of our winter series

Veganuary, solar farms, neonicotinoids, greenwash… it’s all there in the first talk of our winter series

Friday 28 January 2022

The first speaker in our series of winter talks didn’t pull any punches when he got things under way this week with The Importance of British Food Production. Essex farmer Tom Bradshaw, vice-president of the National Farming Union, gave the talk via Zoom to a healthy audience of 29 people on Wednesday (January 26). Launching […] Read more >

Meet farmer Tom Bradshaw, the first speaker in our winter series of talks

Meet farmer Tom Bradshaw, the first speaker in our winter series of talks

Tuesday 18 January 2022

The first speaker in CPRE Essex’s series of winter talks is Essex farmer Tom Bradshaw, vice-president of the National Farming Union. Mr Bradshaw is a fourth-generation farmer from Fordham, near Colchester, and has a tremendous record in British agriculture, having chaired the NFU’s National Combinable Crops Board and represented it as chairman of the local […] Read more >

We’re presenting a winter series of talks based on farming… here are the dates

We’re presenting a winter series of talks based on farming… here are the dates

Friday 14 January 2022

So many people enjoyed our series of talks last winter that we felt we had no option but to offer you some more… With circumstances and indeed life very different a year on, we won’t be holding quite as many as last time and we have chosen to present them under a unifying theme – […] Read more >

Our favourite water mill? Well, the one we live in, of course!

Our favourite water mill? Well, the one we live in, of course!

Tuesday 16 March 2021

Our series of talks aimed at helping people through the lockdown winter has been wrapped up in delightful fashion by Petra Ward with her presentation My Favourite Water Mill. Petra, a long-standing member and trustee of CPRE Essex, gave her talk on Wednesday last week (Wednesday, March 10) ably assisted by husband Richard. The secret […] Read more >

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