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Improving the Environmental Benefits of the Farm. This unit of work is a practical introduction to environmental management and has been written as a decision-making activity incorporating fieldwork. The unit incorporates: Role play, discussion and interview teaching methods Subject knowledge

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This unit of work is a practical introduction to environmental management and has been written as adecision-making activity incorporating fieldwork.

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The unit incorporates:

Role play, discussion and interview teaching methods

Subject knowledge

Fieldwork techniques

for this activity students adopt the role of the farm manager
For this activity, students adopt the role of the farm manager

Pre-field work preparation:

For the student, background information

about:

  • Entry Level Stewardship
  • The farm

For the teacher, background information about:

  • Entry Level Stewardship
  • Pre-visit to the farm
entry level stewardship els
Aims:

Secure widespread environmental benefits

Whole farm scheme

Large numbers encouraged (simple application process)

Beyond Single Payment Scheme (SPS) and Good Agricultural Environmental Condition (GAEC)

Entry Level Stewardship (ELS)
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5 year agreement

Land must be on Rural Land Registry

Points target to be calculated

30 points per hectare

Complete an Farm Environmental Record (FER)

Choose Options

using the joint character areas
Natural England has outlined the key characteristics of the different parts of the English countryside, by defining over 150 Joint Character Areas.

The descriptions, key issues & suggested ELS options can be used to analyse the geography of a small region

“Nature on the map”     

Using the Joint Character Areas
land use mapping
Farm Environmental Record

Farm walk

Selected area or field parcels

Opportunities to see and identify features

Land Use Mapping
interview
Interview

Interview with the Farmer

land judging
Consider possible ELS options…

Boundary

Trees and woodland

Historic/landscape

Buffer strip/field margins

Arable

Encourage range of crop types

For lowland grassland

For Uplands

The JCA has guidance about which options are most appropriate for your farm

Land Judging
students will have the following information about the farm
Land use maps showing present land use, environmental features, erosion features and a map of possible management option choices

Option Choice Table with points scored

Farm information, and information from interview with farmer.

Students will have the following information about the farm:
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Back in the classroom students will

  • Produce FER map
  • Review the information gathered from the interview with the farmer
  • Make decisions about their choice of ELS options, add them to their map and complete points calculations
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Students report their findings to the farmer
  • Students write up their findings using the maps and graphs drawn
  • Fieldwork is developed to form the basis for Key Stage 4 coursework for Geography and/or Land Based courses
archeology
Archeology

Images removed for copyright reasons

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Wildlife options

Wild bird seed mixes

Sow mix of barley, triticale, kale, f.radish, quinoa, linseed, millet, mustard, sunflower.

Nectar flower mixes

Sow mix of red or alsike clover, bird’s foot trefoil, sanfoin, musk mallow, common knapweed

choose your options
Choose your options!
  • “Edford Farm” is a small family farm, the farmers son is now taking over and wants to look at ELS.

What options should he choose?

Ones that will be of the most benefit financially with least impact on farming practices? ones that will be of the most benefit from a conservation point of view, or a mixture?

  • First calculate the area of the farm and multiply by 30 to give you your points target.
  • Now study the “Features" map and use the ELS handbook to help you choose your options.
  • Don’t forget:

You get 3 points per hectare for the FER

To allow 5-10% error margin in your points calculation.