A survey run by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is looking for arable farmers to share their views on how agri-environment schemes can benefit them and their local wildlife. It’s hoped that farmers across Kent will complete the survey, with findings being presented to Natural England.

The survey is quick, anonymous and gives farmers the chance to share their views about the type of measures they would like to see funded, their impression of the inspection process, lengths of contracts and much more.

One lucky participant will also win 20 kg of the seed mixtures and everyone who takes part will receive a summary of the findings.

At the GWCT, Dr Julie Ewald is leading the survey. She says: “For the sake of 20 minutes, you can get your opinion in front of those making the decisions that will shape the future of farming subsidies. We know that for any system to succeed, it needs to work for farmers, and we want to make that happen. Kent has a proud farming tradition and we’d love to hear what you have to say”

The survey runs until 1 May and organisers hope the hear from 1,000 arable farmers.

You can complete the survey at www.gwct.org.uk/arablesurvey.

By Ed