Nidderdale AONB is running a free workshop on regenerative farming for farmers wanting to ‘dig deeper beyond the buzzword’.

The workshop will explore the practical application of regenerative farming principles on farms typical of the AONB and will include details on how to create grazing plans and maximise the potential of forage resources.

Set to take place at the Kirkby Malzeard Mechanics Institute from 9:30am to 4.30pm on 16 November, the course will start with a full day session on regenerative grazing practices with independent farm consultant Niels Corfield.

Niels is an experienced farm advisor, who is able to help farmers transition through an inclusive and participatory approach. “Making the journey to a new farming system can be daunting, a bit of trip into the unknown,” he says. “I can support your journey to regenerative agriculture and help to identify best practice for your farm.”

Practical tips

The practical element of the course will be hosted by fourth-generation dairy farmer Sean Nicholson of Castiles Farm in Dallowgill.

“If we can cut back on nitrogen inputs; build soil health, capture carbon and still maintain production, then innovative grazing practices are certainly worth investigating in a commercial farm setting,” says Sean.

To register for the course, head to