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Schmallenberg Virus briefing from the National Sheep Association

29 February 2012

As we approach the month of March when the bulk of our flocks lamb, Schmallenberg virus has now been confirmed by Defra AHVLA to have been found on 83 farms in England. The first cases were identified in the counties of East Sussex, Suffolk, and Nor...

Glenlivet Woodland Management and Woodfuel Production Workshop - Tuesday 27th March 2012

28 February 2012

Forestry Commission Scotland, The Cairngorms National Park Authority, Aberdeenshire Council, Scottish Enterprise and The Crown Estate invite you to attend a one-day workshop on the 27th March 2012 to be held at Tomintoul. The workshop will provide a...

Plymouth gets gold

21 February 2012

Plymouth City Council’s catering service has achieved the prestigious Food for Life Gold Catering Mark for all of the city's school meals [1]. Plymouth is the only local authority in-house caterer in England currently serving gold menus to all of it...

Cumbria Organics Annual General Meeting Wednesday 7th March

21 February 2012

Cumbria Organics AGM is on 7th March 2012 at the Westmorland Agricultural Society Ltd, Land Farm, Crooklands, Milnthorpe LA7 7NH. It will start at 6.30 with a short business meeting for Cumbria Organic members. This will be followed at 7.00 by a fre...

TILMAN-ORG: Reduced tillage and green manures on organic farms

21 February 2012

The Nafferton Ecological Farming Group (NEFG) and the Organic Research Centre (ORC) are collaborating with partners in 10 European countries on this new research project. The overall goals of the project Reduced tillage and green manures for sustain...

Project update: The review of the National Occupational Standards for Amenity and Production Horticulture

14 February 2012

Lantra, the Sector Skills Council for the Land-based and Environmental Sector, commenced a review in June 2011 of the current National Occupational Standards (NOS) for both Amenity and Production Horticulture. National Occupational Standards define ...

RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award

02 February 2012

The annual RSPB Telegraph Nature of Farming Award celebrates the fantastic work farmers are doing for wildlife - with a top prize of £1,000 for the very best! You can enter now for the 2012 competition. Download the form at

South Scotland Woodfuel Forum, Tuesday 28 February

02 February 2012

Forestry Commission Scotland and the Scottish Forest and Timber Technologies Group invite you to the inaugural meeting of a new South Scotland Woodfuel Forum on Tuesday 28 February 14:00 - 17:00 (lunch available from 13:00) Queens Hotel, Lockerbie, ...

Scotland's Future Farmer Award 2012 launches

02 February 2012

Entries are being sought for Scotland’s Future Farmer Award 2012 with £4,000 on offer to reward the winner’s outstanding contribution to the farming industry. An initiative funded by the Elizabeth Murray Trust and supported by NFU Scotland ( www.nfu...

Applications for the 2012 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards are now open

26 January 2012

Enter the 'Oscars' of the Scottish food and drink industry. The awards, run jointly by Scotland Food & Drink and the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, have been recognising and rewarding the very best in Scottish food and drink fo...
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