Virtual YIELD: The future of English grasslands

Wednesday 3 June 2020, 1930 – 2030

This is the second in the series of a successful program of online YIELD events and it again allows us to access some really interesting speakers. At this exciting event we will have two speakers in conversation, Jake Fiennes and James Robinson.

As Conservation Manager for the Holkham Estate in Norfolk, Jake Fiennes has a special position contributing to the management of one of the UK’s premier estates -loved and visited by millions. He is a commentator and contributor to shaping Britain’s new agricultural policy and made a recent appearance in The New Yorker magazine.

James Robinson (@JRfromStrickley) is a prominent dairy farmer on Twitter with 20.7k followers. The Robinson family have been farming Dairy Shorthorns at Strikley Farm, Kendal, Cumbria since 1875 and James is the 5th in his family to do so. He blogs as acumbriancowman and hosts educational visits to the farm.

This is an opportunity to discuss future direction of grassland and to question thought leaders on their view of the way forward. The participant will learn how our grasslands might change, how will this effect livestock farming? Will changes bring more earning opportunity for landowners? Will more grassland be rewilded? Will more grassland become woodland and wetland? How does the modern farmer respond?

This YIELD event will be delivered through Zoom, you will receive your link to join the event after registering through Eventbrite: