25 January 2018
Trees on livestock farms

AFINET meeting - Shropshire

15 February 2018
Trees on arable farms

AFINET meeting - Cambridgeshire



17 January 2018
Agroforestry innovation leaflets published

Factsheets produced by AGFORWARD on Innovation and best practice

16 January 2018
Challenges of organic arable farming

Free online course on OK-Net Arable



19 January 2018
Inspirational farmer-partner wanted for organic research farm

ORC wishes to appoint an inspirational share-farmer partner to manage its 80 ha Elm Farm in Berkshire from November 2018.

Organic Farming MSc

ORC has formally joined together with Scotlandís Rural College (SRUC) to deliver one of the countryís few postgraduate courses in organic farming. The two organisations will now deliver the course in partnership, a development that will enhance the educational experience for the organic farming students.

The organic farming courses are offered on a part-time distance learning basis to allow those in continuing employment or with family commitments to be able to participate. Course participants come from a wide range of backgrounds, including farmers, growers, vets and other agricultural and food sector workers who wish to develop their career and businesses in the organic food and farming sector, as well as those from unrelated backgrounds wishing to increase their knowledge and understanding of organic systems.

Specific course objectives are to provide graduates with:

  • An ability to critically appraise organic farming as an agricultural system
  • A good understanding of the organic sector
  • A sound knowledge of the science underpinning organic farming
  • An understanding of the marketing, business & quality assurance requirements for organic produce
  • Work placement experience
  • Research skills (MSc only)
The course is accessible through its delivery by part-time on-line distance learning.

Find out more at Organic Farming MSc

Read the Press Release Enhanced organic opportunities for postgraduate students