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FoUW Talk - Is there a future for Hill Farming in Cumbria? 03/02/22 7.30pm Parkin Memorial Hall, Pooley Bridge and Zoom

Professor Lois Mansfield, Professor of Upland Landscapes at University of Cumbria plays an important role in shaping policy and research. The timing of this talk is particularly relevant in view of recent government announcements which will impact all farmers in Cumbria.

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FoUW Talk - Is there a future for Hill Farming in Cumbria? 03/02/22 7.30pm Parkin Memorial Hall, Pooley Bridge and Zoom

Time & Location

03 Feb, 19:30

Pooley Bridge, Pooley Bridge, Penrith, UK

About the Event

Lois Mansfield is Professor of Upland Landscapes at the Ambleside Campus of the University of Cumbria where she is the Campus Director and the Director of the Centre for National Parks & Protected Areas. She has spent 25 years researching upland agriculture in particular and, in her words: “still has at least the same amount of learning to do on this topic”. Recently Lois was one of the keynote speakers at the Wales Real Food & Farming Conference. She chairs the Lake District World Heritage Site Technical Advisory group and continues to advocate the benefits of hill farming for food production and its many public goods. 

Background: FOUW was created in April 2016 to promote awareness of the culture and natural heritage around the Ullswater Way. It was granted charitable status in August 2019. On 29th September 2021 FOUW launched its pioneering Ullswater Heritage Knowledge Bank website https://www.ullswaterheritage.org. There are articles within the bank by Lois and others on hill farming and regenerative farming as well as other relevant topics. 

Please contact Tim Clarke at info@ullswaterheritage.org to register for the talk, indicating whether live or by ZOOM. 50 % of the proceeds of the talk will be donated to FOUW, and 50% to her charity of choice: the Addington Fund.

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