Monday, 28 November 2011
LEAF Water Management Training
Today we had a really interesting meeting with a select group of people for a follow up meeting on the LEAF Water Management tool.
From January 1st this year we have had about 55% of our annual rainfall on the farm and it is still very dry so the water training comes at a very poinient time. We know it is a very precious resource and we need to learn how to use it wisely.
Our training today was reviewing the LEAF Water Tool for each of our farms. This tool was launched at the LEAF Presidents Event earlier this month by Jim Paice MP (Agriculture and Food Minister), demonstrating the importance of water as an issue.
Then we moved onto how we use our water knowledge to pass onto other farmers to become a 'Water Champion'. This means using our skills in communication learnt through our LEAF 'Speak Out'
training to encourage other farmers to learn more about water use and it's protection. There is much to learn about how we use water on the farm, from reducing its use or increasing the quality of the water leaving our farmland. I will try and keep you updated on how our journey progressess, but to start off with here's a silt trap and bio bed that we have just created on the farm to do just that. bio bed