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Glastir information events get going

On farm training events for farmers who are interested in entering Glastir, the Welsh Government’s land management scheme will be taking place during August and September.

Starting today, Thursday 4 August, a series of 30 ‘on-farm’ training events have been arranged where farmers can come along and familiarise themselves with the scheme. The events are aimed at farmers who expressed an interest in the All Wales element on the 2011 Single Application Form and the information available at these events will prove valuable during the Glastir application process this winter and beyond.

The training events will be delivered by officials from the  Welsh Government, and will include sessions on habitat identification and management, wildlife and streamside corridor creation, arable options, field and woodland edge development and farm ponds. Deputy Minister for Agriculture Alun Davies will attend one of the events at Bwlchgwynt Farm, Meidrim Carmarthenshire on August 8th.

Mr Davies said:

"I am looking forward to the event and to meeting the farmers who will be attending. The events will provide those who attend with a valuable insight into the practicalities of applying for the scheme and of course the benefits to their businesses."

The informative events will be delivered by knowledgeable people from farming backgrounds in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. All events start promptly at 1pm with a short introduction to the All Wales Element options and finish at 5pm. All events are open to anyone who wishes to attend – simply turn up on the day. Further information is available from local divisional offices: Llandrindod Wells (01597 823 777), Caernarfon (01286 674 144) or Carmarthen (01267 225 300)

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