Suffolk FWAG appoints new conservation adviser

Farm conservation and wildlife advice body Suffolk FWAG has appointed a new conservation adviser

Stephen Podd returns to his native Suffolk after nearly 17 years in Sussex, the last eight as FWAG farm conservation adviser for the Kent and Sussex team.

He spent over 20 years working on four mainly arable farms in east Suffolk, including a spell on the County Demonstration Farm at Otley, where he was closely involved with a wide range of trials on the farm.

He has a personal interests in landscape and farming history and water efficiency on farm and brings a great deal of practical farming and conservation advisory experience to the Suffolk FWAG team.

Suffolk FWAG also says it is “delighted” after securing a contract with Natural England to deliver 125 free visits to farmers with expiring ELS, CSS or ESA Agreements in Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.