25 January 2018
Trees on livestock farms

AFINET meeting - Shropshire

15 February 2018
Trees on arable farms

AFINET meeting - Cambridgeshire



18 January 2018
OK-Net EcoFeed launched

New project launched for organic pig and poultry farmers to find solutions for 100% use of organic and regional feed

17 January 2018
Agroforestry innovation leaflets published

Factsheets produced by AGFORWARD on Innovation and best practice



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.

Events

Agricology open day @ Daylesford

14 September 2017

What could a sustainable farm look like?

Agricology are hosting an open day at Daylesford Organic Farm, Kingham nr Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire. 10.30-16.30.

Farm Manager Richard Smith will lead a tour of the diverse enterprises at Daylesford with input by specialist speakers from our partner organisations. The tour offers a practical demonstration of sustainable farming, set amongst a progressive system with reference to research and ecological approaches, regardless of labels.

Refreshments, lunch and the farm tour will also provide an excellent opportunity to share ideas and practical experiences with fellow farmers.

The farm tour will include:

  • Friesians and the dairy (incl vet meds & husbandry), including Gloucester cattle
  • Market garden & field horticulture
  • Beef and sheep - breed selection for low input systems
  • Laying hens and turkeys
  • Forage crops, pastures & cover crops
  • Integrating livestock into arable
  • Honey bees & other pollinators
  • Arable (weed management, pests & diseases)
  • Wetlands, hedges, woods and other habitats
  • Renewable energy

The speaker line-up includes representatives from the following organisations with more to be announced:

  • GWCT’s Allerton Project
  • Organic Research Centre
  • Cotswold Seeds
  • Royal Agricultural University
  • Hook Norton Veterinary Practice
  • Richard Smith, Jez Taylor and Tim Field of Daylesford Organic Farm
  • Future Policy & a final word

Click here to book your place. Ł40 per person including lunch and refreshments.



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