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Succession Academy (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 25 May 2010 - 1:33pm
10th June 2010 Passing on ownership of a farm business can be stressful, whatever the circumstances. To help you and your family make informative decisions regarding the future of the family business South West Rural Update are launching a Succession Academy in conjunction with Fresh Start. Evening workshops will follow the launch covering a range of topics to help you conside...
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Managing acute oak decline (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 20 May 2010 - 3:08pm
Symptoms of acute oak decline include dark fluid bleeding from splits in the bark on tree trunks, and as affected trees approach death there is a notable deterioration of the canopy, or tree tops, and ‘dieback’ of the branches. The condition can kill a tree in as little as four or five years, and it has been found affecting hundreds of trees across central and south-east England an...
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FCG Business Briefing (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 20 May 2010 - 2:28pm
Click here to read topical farm management tips and deadline reminders.  This month's topics include: Low milk butterfat at grass; avoiding squatters rights; the importance of writing a will and silage making.
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Conservation: ELS Meeting (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 20 May 2010 - 1:38pm
10th June 2010 This meeting, organised by Natural England, will give you information on how to renew your Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) agreement and ensure you get continuity in your payments. Topics covered: • Applying for a new application pack. • Changes to existing options – many have had some kind of ‘tweak’. • New options available. • Usi...
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Conservation: ELS Meeting (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 20 May 2010 - 1:37pm
9th June 2010 This meeting, organised by Natural England, will give you information on how to renew your Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) agreement and ensure you get continuity in your payments. Topics covered: • Applying for a new application pack. • Changes to existing options – many have had some kind of ‘tweak’. • New options available. • Usin...
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Your best friend - cashflow (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 17 May 2010 - 3:39pm
5th July 2010 Half-day course organised by Torbay Development Agency through their 'take your business to the next level...' programme.  The cost is £10 per head for businesses within Torbay and £20 for those outside Torbay. Contact:  Torbay Development Agency Phone: 01803 208369 ...
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Leading your small business to success (2-day course) (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 17 May 2010 - 3:35pm
14th July 2010 Two-day course organised by Torbay Development Agency through their 'take your business to the next level...' programme.  The cost is £40 per head for businesses within Torbay and £80 for those outside Torbay. Contact:  Torbay Development Agency Phone: 01803 208369 ...
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Your business and how the law can help you (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 17 May 2010 - 3:29pm
19th July 2010 One-day course organised by Torbay Development Agency through their 'take your business to the next level...' programme.  The cost is £20 per head for businesses within Torbay and £40 for those outside Torbay. Contact:  Torbay Development Agency Phone: 01803 208369 ...
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Open 4 Funding (Help for my Business)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 17 May 2010 - 2:44pm
The portal provides comprehensive coverage of all available funding opportunities, including European Union, national Government programmes, regional schemes and local initiatives, and is kept fully up to date by an in-house research team. It also includes a number of proactive features that offers additional value. Users can set up automatic email alerts so they are first to know when r...
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A case study on integrated deer management (Industry Report)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 17 May 2010 - 2:41pm
Wildlife populations move across landscapes ignoring human boundaries, and may be viewed as a resource or a nuisance. Wild deer management demonstrates how conflicts arise between neighbours who have different management goals. Although deer are a key component of the natural environment their feeding activity limits plant growth and biodiversity in woodlands and other habitats. They are highly...
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State of the South West 2010 (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 17 May 2010 - 2:15pm
The State of the South West 2010 paints an overview of what’s happening up and down the region in relation to all aspects of life – from the economy, to our environment, skills to health. Whilst as a region the South West scores relatively well in comparison to others in the country, this masks certain big differences which we see in local areas. Using up-to-date data and intelligen...
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The Whole Farm Approach (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 17 May 2010 - 12:57pm
The Whole Farm Approach (WFA) offers farmers, growers and agents the opportunity to save time, demonstrate good farming practice and stay informed by using its transactional, self assessment and advice and guidance services. For Defra and WFA Partners, the system provides accurate data that can be used to make better informed policy decisions. The WFA reduces adminstrative costs and therefore t...
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Local food transport and shopping and climate change (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 14 May 2010 - 4:30pm
Local food transport and shopping and climate change - brief summary Transport of food is responsible for about 12% of the UKs food related greenhouse gas emissions. Cutting down on food miles can help reduce this, but it is probably more effective to help customers to be able to walk, cycle or use public transport to buy food, or to provide efficient deliveries to people&#82...
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Local food and climate change (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 14 May 2010 - 4:21pm
Local food and climate change - brief summary Food miles are not a useful shorthand for the contribution that different foods make to climate change. Other factors besides transport, such as the use of energy-intensive fertilisers or even cooking in the home, make a bigger overall difference. However, this does not threaten community food enterprises - most were set up for socia...
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Bee Part Of It (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 14 May 2010 - 2:38pm
Each of the BBC Local Radio stations is adopting its own honeybee hive based at a National Trust property, allowing listeners to follow developments on-air and online.  The collapse of honeybee colonies is widely reported. Most of the UK's 250 bee species appear to be in decline, which has serious consequences for crop pollination.  The aim of this campaign is to investigate and hig...
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Making Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) work for you - a practical farm walk providing guidance on ELS options within North West Devon and Mid-Cornwall (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 14 May 2010 - 1:43pm
3rd June 2010 Natural England is hosting this half day farm walk to equip non-agreement holders with the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully apply for ELS.  ELS enables farmers in England to secure regular payments for undertaking simple measures to manage environmental protection and enhancement work on their land. This walk will demonstrate how these schemes support ...
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Making Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) work for you - a practical farm walk providing guidance on ELS options within North West Devon and Mid-Cornwall (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 14 May 2010 - 1:42pm
27th May 2010 Natural England is hosting this half day farm walk to equip non-agreement holders with the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully apply for ELS.  ELS enables farmers in England to secure regular payments for undertaking simple measures to manage environmental protection and enhancement work on their land. This walk will demonstrate how these schemes support ...
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Making Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) work for you - a practical farm walk providing guidance on ELS options within North West Devon and Mid-Cornwall (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 14 May 2010 - 1:40pm
25th May 2010 Natural England is hosting this half day farm walk to equip non-agreement holders with the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully apply for ELS.  ELS enables farmers in England to secure regular payments for undertaking simple measures to manage environmental protection and enhancement work on their land. This walk will demonstrate how these schemes support ...
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Making Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) work for you - a practical farm walk providing guidance on ELS options within North West Devon and Mid-Cornwall (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 14 May 2010 - 1:39pm
20th May 2010 Natural England is hosting this half day farm walk to equip non-agreement holders with the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully apply for ELS.  ELS enables farmers in England to secure regular payments for undertaking simple measures to manage environmental protection and enhancement work on their land. This walk will demonstrate how these schemes support ...
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Launching Winning Products that Sell and Sell - Food & Drink (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 13 May 2010 - 11:17am
3rd June 2010 AGENDA   PART I - THE DATA AND PRINCIPLES
  • The Five Secrets of Launching an Enduring Product. Jonathan Banks - Global Data and Insight Specialist. 
  • Proven Drivers of ...
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