Somerset’s Otter Trophy, relaunching in 2019, showcases the long term commitment to wildlife conservation and sustainable farming shown by many farmers across the county. Read more
Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced today a restriction on metaldehyde use, to be implemented over the next 18 month with a ban on outdoor use by spring 2020. Read more
The guided walk of Gardner’s Farm will highlight the many reasons why the farm was awarded the Barn Owl Trophy in 2017, as well as focusing on how Ashton has helped farmland birds to thrive at Gardners Farm. Read more
We support fellow farmers to value the environmental assets on their land and use them for a sustainable and profitable future.
We can guide you through any project, arranging surveys and plans to satisfy local planning authority requirements and ensuring the project delivers the maximum wildlife and amenity value.
FWAG SW has a wealth of experience about the range of grants on offer and their suitability for your farm business. We can prepare and submit an application on your behalf and we can help you with your evidence and record keeping requirements.
FWAG SouthWest delivers the Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) across the South West. The Campaign encourages farmers and land managers to protect and enhance the environmental value of farmland, through environmental measures that sit alongside productive agriculture.
Water is something we tend to take for granted. This Guide, which has been produced with support from Defra and the Catchment Based Approach, aims to help you understand the importance of the water in your local environment.
Somerset Catchment Partnership is bringing together a range of organisations who work within the water environments of Somerset since 2013.
Countryside Stewardship agreements were submitted, on behalf of farmers, in 2017
of grants will be paid to these farmers in the south west over the next 5 years
of this total grant is for capital works
At FWAG we are helping farmers to practically manage their land, in order to benefit their business, but also with the future of their land and its wildlife in mind.
JOIN US! Become a friend or a member and you'll be helping to create a better farmed environment for everyone across the South West.
Can you volunteer with a FWAG SW project near you?
Ash trees are our second most common tree in the UK and most common hedgerow tree throughout the country, making them an integral component of the south west landscape across each county. However, these trees are now facing a grave threat. Read more
As you are likely aware, at FWAG SW we are keen to highlight the fantastic environmental conservation that farmers across the region achieve every year on their farms. As a way of celebrating this and seeking out these farms, we hold county competitions. Read more
Join the Taw Valley Facilitation Fund group and a range of speakers for a farm walk to discuss how to get the most out of herbal leys. Read more
Join AHDB Dairy and West Ridge Vets for our third strategic farm meeting to find out how the Tucker family have been tackling the issue of lame cows at Ditchetts Farm. Read more