2019 Launch event
The launch event was co-hosted by the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, Cornwall and Devon Local Nature Partnerships, Catchment Partnerships and businesses impacting on soil management. It also acted as a space for the Environment Agency to launch their updated State of Soils report:
85 people attended the launch, with many applying to gain a greater depth in soils knowledge either as an:
DCSA Affiliate – Anyone interested in being part of the DCSA and would like to keep up to date with soils work across the area. No specific commitment but keen to promote soils.
DCSA Trainees – Anyone actively working with farmers, who would like to increase their knowledge of soils including understanding soil and sub-soil health, identifying soil loss and basic improvements any farmer can make. This will also cover the New Farming Rules for Water.
DCSA Mentors – Any advisor, actively working with farmers with significant experience and qualifications in soil management, who would like to increase their knowledge of different soils types across the region and further their ability to give in-depth soil advice as well as offer training to future DCSA Trainees.
Others expressed interest in training courses and benefiting from being a mentor to other advisors as well as learning about different soil types across the region. This interest will allow the DCSA to develop and offer initial training courses in the coming months as well as advertise activities for future trainees and mentors.
If you were not able to attend, but would like to be part of this initiative, please download the form below and return it to: [email protected]
DCSA application form
You can view the presentations from the event by clicking on the images below.