Events

Farm walkWelcome to our events listings which include a farm walk programme on organic farms across the UK; dedicated sector training events, future growers’ scheme activities and our programme of farmer/ grower field labs. Our events are open to all and we also publicise events for other organisations which are supporting agro ecological farming methods.

Through our training events and wider services we aim to inspire and support farmers to adopt new and more sustainable farming practices as well as providing ongoing professional development for more established organic practitioners.

Farming Profitably in a Changing Climate

03 February 2015

Rural Innovation Centre, Manor Farm, Harnhill, GL57 5PU

Assess the opportunities for the farming industry moving forward in terms of climate change mitigation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Learn about practical actions to reduce greenhouse gas em...

Introduction to organic arable and horticultural production systems and markets

04 February 2015

Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 OBW

One day course for farmers/farm managers, advisers/land agents, researchers, young people including students/apprentices, and others involved in the food supply chain. The course will provide an over...

Assessing Your Potential: Farm Woodland Management & Creation

04 February 2015

Bankhead Farm, near Broxburn, West Lothian

A practical on-farm afternoon looking at options, issues and potential business benefits of managing farm woodlands. The event will include discussions on timber & woodfuel production, maintaining wo...

HGCA Monitor Farm meeting

09 February 2015

The Village Hall, Stratton on the Fosse near Bath, BA3 4QQ

Crop marketing strategies – managing volatility Jack Watts, Lead Analyst, Cereals and Oilseeds, HGCA 10.30am coffee for 11am start concluding 2pm after lunch. Contact to attend: Philip Dolbear, HGCA ...

New developments in precision farming and mechanical weeding for forage and arable crops

10 February 2015

Shimpling Park Farm, Shimpling, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP29 4HY

This workshop has been jointly organised by Abacus Agriculture and the Soil Association to provide delegates with an opportunity to find out about new developments in precision farming and mechanical...

Introduction to organic livestock husbandry and markets

12 February 2015

Abbey Home Farm, Burford Road, Cirencester, GL7 5HF

One day course for farmers/farm managers, advisers/land agents, researchers, young people including students/apprentices, and others involved in the food supply chain. The relationship between the he...

A countryside stewardship and organic farming workshop

17 February 2015

Knepp Castle, West Grinstead, Nr Horsham, West Sussex RH13 8LJ

Background and aims of the meeting The new countryside stewardship scheme to replace HLS and ELS will be launched this year with an application window of July, August and September. This workshop wil...

Cattle, Kale & Other Forage Crops

17 February 2015

Selkirk

A practical on-farm visit looking at the key requirements for out wintering cattle on forage crops. Discussing site selection, value of soil analysis, when and how to establish, crop/variety selectio...

Organic food supply chains and the environment

25 February 2015

Organic Research Centre, Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury, RG20 0HR

This course is for conventional and organic farmers, advisers, researchers and all those involved in the food supply chain. The course will cover aspects of reconciling productivity with protection o...

Farm sustainability assessment for improved performance and customer guarantee

26 February 2015

Duchy Home Farm, Broadfield Farm, Tetbury GL8 8SE

This course is for conventional and organic farmers, advisers, researchers and all those involved in the food supply chain. It This course will have the following aims: 1.Enable farmers to understand...
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Notes from 
 previous events

New futures in farmland ownership

The final day of our Access to land events looked at land ownership, how we can make it stack up economically and how communities in France have taken real ownership of their land and food supply thr...

Financing farmland acquisition

Day two of our Access to land events took us to Triodos Bank where we explored current developments in community ownership of land in the UK and Europe. Various tools and models for financing farmlan...

Access to land for farming: land partnerships and legal arrangements

This one day workshop looked at land partnerships, a new approach which encourages landowners and land entrepreneurs to work together to open up land for new businesses. The day brought together Soil...

Low carbon farming event (Kent) - 'Moving towards low carbon farming'

The Low Carbon Farming project events moved to Kent during the sunny week in late May with a sucessful day at Commonwork Farm, Bore Place. The morning session was held in the farm's 'low carbon' conf...

Low carbon farming event - Practical measures to reduce farm emissions

The 2012 programme of low carbon farming events took off with a one day event held in Sydling, near Dorchester. A well attended day, packed with interesting talks and a great farm tour of Sydling Bro...