Conservation on the Farm

At a Glance

Delivery Method:
Classroom and practical
1 day
Recognised by:
Lantra Awards
Course Prerequisites:

Understand how conservation can work and bring benefit to your farm.

Overview in brief

Good conservation benefits us and the environment and is especially important when operating a farm.

Recognise the challenges by looking at the bigger picture and understand how good conservation can benefit you by taking our quality assured course.

The finer details

This is a training only course and you'll receive a certificate at the end.

You'll learn about conservation and habitat, pest control and making plans for conservation on the farm.  Then there will be a practical visit to a farm, so dress for the outdoors. 

Course sessions:

  • What is conservation all about?
  • The reasons for conservation
  • The need for conservation
  • Assessing the important features for conservation
  • Habitat protection, enhancement and creation on the farm
  • Fertiliser application
  • Pest control
  • Conservation and habitat on the farm plans.
Who should attend?

This course is for you if you're a landowner, manager or farm worker and want to manage your farm/s more sustainably, without compromising your incomes or farming standards.

What will be covered?

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Define the meaning of conservation
  • Recognise the benefits of conservation for farmers, wildlife, landscape and the general public
  • Identify aspects of farming which may potentially damage or pose a threat to the environment
  • Identify and evaluate opportunities for conservation on farms
  • Establish priorities for conservation on farms
  • Recognise the benefits of a conservation on the farm plan
  • Know of sources of finance, further information and advice
  • Identify skills and further training you and others need when working on, or connected with, the farm
  • Prepare and implement a conservation on the farm plan.
Other areas of interest?
  • Organic Farming Award
  • Level 2 Certificate in Land-based Activities
  • Level 5 Diploma in Principles of Leadership and Management in Land-based Settings
  • Awareness of Integrated Weed Management
  • Introduction to Installing and Maintaining Green Roofs 
  • Safe Use and Application of Fertiliser and Manure 

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