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Understanding the Land

How biodiversity advice helped Threepwood Farm improve soil quality to benefit it’s wildlife

In this podcast from the Farm Advisory Service (FAS), Colin Strang Steel, owner of Threepwood Farm in The Scottish Borders, shares his experience of applying for biodiversity specialist advice in order to have a more integrated mixed livestock farm.
In the interview, Colin shares his reasons for getting in touch with FAS, which include concerns around the quality of soil and wanting to learn what more he can do to benefit the wildlife on his farm. He also comments on the process of applying for the funding through FAS and the support he received from helpline staff.

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