A charity has welcomed the formation of a new group to help farmers work together and promote business and the environment in Dorset.

Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) has shown support for the establishment of The Brit and Hooke Facilitation Fund, a new, collaborative way of farmers working together in west Dorset.

Alex Butler, of the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group south west (FWAGsw), and DWT’s conservation officer Nick Gray, were the driving forces behind the success of the group.

Alex said: "With Brexit looming on the horizon it is an uncertain time for the farming industry, this funding has provided an opportunity to share and spread knowledge and could lead to new ways of working post Brexit that will benefit farmers and the environment."

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