FWAG (Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group) was first established as a charity in the 1960’s by a group of forward thinking farmers who saw that the environment was an important part of a successful farming business. Since then we have provided impartial, professional advice and worked to give our members a voice in relation to the issues affecting UK agriculture & the environment. FWAG SouthWest continues to share this vision today and supports over 2000 farmer members across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon & Gloucestershire.
FWAG SouthWest’s Charitable Aims:
“FWAG SouthWest seeks to support, enthuse & inspire fellow farmers to value the environmental assets on their land & use them to secure a sustainable & profitable businesses for the future.”
Achieving These Aims
Individual Tailored Advice
FWAG SouthWest has 15 advisers located across the region who provide advice tailored to your business and your local environment. Our team includes specialist advisers who can help with highly cost-effective and reliable information, practical advice, guidance and training that can bring both financial and wildlife benefits to your farm. Please see our services page for the full range of advice that FWAG SouthWest can provide for your business.
Training & Information
We provide training to farmers through practical demonstrations, technical workshops, leaflets and newsletters (members receive these free or at discounted rates). We also encourage community links by taking community groups & schools out on farm visits or bring the farm to them through workshops and presentations.