Events

Farm walkThe Soil Association continues to provide dedicated training events for farmers and growers across the UK, as well as providing technical support to other organisations and alerting Soil Association members about relevant non-Soil Association events.

Through our training events and wider services we aim to inspire and support new entrants to enter organic agriculture, to provide practical work-based training through our Future Growers Scheme, as well as ongoing professional development for more established organic practicioners.

Soil Association Annual Conference

08 October 2014

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY
 

Save the date for our annual conference – moer details, and ticket information is available here . If you have any enquiries, please contact Laura Andrews on landrews@soilassociation.org or 0117 987 ...

Save Our Seeds Event

11 October 2014

Embercombe,Higher Ashton, Exeter, Devon EX6 7QQ

This 2 day event combines practical seed saving workshops with discussions about seed breeding and distribution. We will also be looking at results from the second year of the Soil Association’s Open...

Assessing Your Potential: Farm Woodland Creation & Management (SFIN)

14 October 2014

West Dunbartonshire

This practical half-day event will identify the on-farm opportunities for costs, savings and incomes which could be generated by managing existing woodland and planting new woodland. The group will d...

Field Lab: Using green manure to build soil organic matter – Meeting 4

20 October 2014

Curlew Call, Saleway, Droitwich, Worcestershire WR9 7JY

This is the fourth meeting in a series of events to evaluate green manures. The lab will look at techniques to improve soil health and reduce crop inputs without sacrificing yield. Several members of...

Implementing the UK Agricultural Technologies Strategy: investment, innovation and competitiveness

23 October 2014

Central London

This seminar will provide an opportunity to consider next steps for the development of UK agricultural technology, and for implementing the Government's key priorities of supporting new technologies,...

Trees: a Valuable Resource. Woodland Management and Biomass (FPSF)

29 October 2014

 Elphin, near Ullapool

A practical day looking at trees: from planting and pruning to processing; how to manage existing woodland; opportunities for selling wood and wood fuel; what you need to know to commission a boiler;...

ADBA Farmers’ AD Introductory Meeting Exeter

04 November 2014

St Olaves Hotel, Mary Arches Street, Exeter EX4 3AZ Wyke Farms BA4 6NX

ADBA Farmers’ AD Introductory Meetings are free-to-attend events and offer farmers who are looking to diversify their businesses an introduction to anaerobic digestion. AD can provide farmers with on...

Field Lab: Reducing on farm greenhouse gas emissions

05 November 2014

Caplor Farm, Fownhope, Herefordshire, HR1 4PT
Host website: www.caplor.co.uk/contact-us/
 

Background Information Participants will be guided around some practical on farm activities that reduce the host farm's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and will explore a further range of potential op...

ADBA Farmers’ AD Introductory Meeting Cambridge

06 November 2014

The Maid’s Head, Wicken CB7 5XR Barway Farms CB7 4TF

ADBA Farmers’ AD Introductory Meetings are free-to-attend events and offer farmers who are looking to diversify their businesses an introduction to anaerobic digestion. AD can provide farmers with on...

Field Lab: Testing Herbal repellent (Stopmyasis) on sheep to prevent fly strike - Meeting 2

07 November 2014

Robert Hyde, Manor Farm, Wool, Dorset, BH20 6DB

The Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme involves farmers across the country in developing innovative techniques and best practice, aimed at improving productivity, quality and environmental perf...
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Annual conference

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...