Monday July 30 sees the second annual Landtalk held at the Woolsery & District Agricultural Show in North Devon.

The talks are a series that invites influential policy makers to talk on hard hitting farming and environmental issues, designed to give local farms access to high level policy information that they can then apply to their businesses.

Dr Alastair Leake, the director of policy at the Game and Wildlife Conservancy Trust will be speaking on 'Life outside the CAP: A threat or an opportunity for farming?'

Alistair will cover topics such as what agricultural and environmental schemes may look like after the CAP, whether south west farmers and land managers will see new opportunities or threats to their businesses and he is expected to share the very latest updates from his advisory role with Defra.

Andrée Carter, show secretary and member of the Association of Shows and Agricultural Organisations said: "We are really excited to bring such a high-level discussion to the local farming community in North Devon through our show and hope that it is just one of the first shows that are able to make this type of information sharing accessible to all farms for post Brexit agriculture.”

Landtalks is a Clovelly initiative inspired by Mrs Zeenat Rous that aims to provide a platform for farmers, who don’t usually have the opportunity to, ask questions directly of those who can give them answers.

Alastair has been advising Defra on the new schemes based on GWCT’s experience of monitoring the effect of different farming methods on biodiversity over the last 25 years. Why not come along to hear what Alastair has to say and have the opportunity to ask questions? 10.00am at the Woolsery Agricultural Show, all are welcome.