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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 www.rspb.org.uk/ourwork/f...

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...

Royal recognition for excellence in hospital food

24 January 2012

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales hosted a reception at Clarence House on Thursday 15 December to congratulate 14 hospitals from around the country on the excellent work they have done to improve their food, as identified by the Soil Associatio...

Farming & Freshwater - diffuse pollution and SRDP

05 January 2012

Meeting & Farm Site Visit: Spynie Hall, near Elgin, 10.15 am Wednesday 25th January 2012 You are invited along to a meeting and farm site visit, including free soup & sandwich lunch, at Spynie Hall near Elgin on Wed 25th Jan 2012. The workshop is pa...

UK: ‘Jamie Oliver Generation’ Emerges From Foodie Revolution

12 December 2011

A demographic breakdown comparing shoppers aged under 35 with those aged over 35, from IGD’s monthly survey reveals: 26% of shoppers under 35 expect to buy more organic food over the next 12 months, compared to 13% of over-35s 51% of them claim to b...

Soil, Muck & Money: Nutrient Management Event. Thursday 23rd February 2012, Elgin

02 December 2011

A practical day looking at soil management, making best use of FYM and slurry, utilizing clover to fix nitrogen and an introduction to PLANET. Speakers include James Bretherton, AgScope, Richard Huxtable and Gavin Elrick, SAC. The day will also incl...
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