Pasture and Profit in Protected Landscape programme for Cornwall

Pasture and Profit in Protected Landscapes is funded by the Farming in Protected Landscapes Fund (FiPL) offering free, innovative mentoring and events programme across the Cornwall National Landscape for farmers interested in nature-friendly or regenerative farming practices.

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If you would like to join the programme please fill out this sign-up form here

About the programme

Pasture for Life is looking to support farmers within the Cornwall National Landscape who may be considering introducing ruminant livestock into their system or changing how they manage their livestock enterprises, from increasing pasture productivity to dealing with rising input costs, with a focus on a greater reliance on natural grassland processes to feed your animals.

The Farming in Protected Landscapes programme is a farmer-led outreach programme to support farmers who would like to reduce inputs and are interested in moving towards rotational grazing. This programme is for anyone who would like to learn more, whatever their current farming system.

For farmers in these regions, there are a number of ways to get involved and participate in the programme:

  1. Joining the overall programme for a comprehensive series of on-farm events and webinars, covering a wide range of topics. These topics will be decided based on feedback from participants. Farmers will also benefit from a range of educational resources to support making changes back on the farm.
  2. A unique opportunity for a cohort of farmers within the programme to be allocated a trained, experienced farmer mentor, who will visit your farm and provide ongoing support as you explore/implement new ways of managing your livestock and grazing.

If you are not already a PfL member, when joining the programme you will receive a free Pasture for Life membership (worth £120/year) for the duration of the programme and access to all the other opportunities to learn from farmers across the UK transitioning to lower input livestock practices, including a vibrant online discussion forum.

It's important to highlight that the mentoring is optional and you don’t have to want to be mentored to join the programme. We encourage all farmers in the National Landscape to sign up for the programme to participate in events and the wider range of learning opportunities on offer.

By joining there is no expectation that you transition to 100% pasture-fed and/or certify with Pasture for Life. Pasture for Life wants to support you at whatever stage in your farming journey you are at irrespective of your long-term plans.

How to join the programme

For further information and to take part, the Cornwall project email is Drop us a line and we can give you a call back if you would like a chat.