The next cohort: Supporting the next wave of soil stewards
After lunch, we turned our attention to ‘the next cohort’, those curious and interested farmers who are now looking to become better soil stewards, but need support to get going, or to keep going. Our panel talked about the thing that helped them when they were getting started, and what they find most useful as they navigate all the challenges they encounter. A strong theme from the discussions was the value and importance of getting involved with like-minded farmer-to-farmer groups for learning and support. Our panel included Nick Austin, Luke Winder, Sarah Whinney and Harriet Finlayson.