Go Organic – A One Day Workshop For Arable Farmers
Go organic – a one day workshop for arable farmers
Soil Association Certification
Thursday, 19 April 2018 from 10:00 to 15:30
Burford, United Kingdom
The 2018 Organic Market Report reveals the UK organic market is now worth more than ever at £2.2 billion, growing 6% in 2017 - a market which has now had six years of steady growth.
UK grain prices are approaching £300 a tonne and worldwide demand is increasing pressure on the supply of imported grain. As a result, more farmers are considering organic conversion as a viable option to supply this increasing demand.
Highlighting the principles and practicalities of organic arable production (including techniques for managing soil health and cover crops) to the application process and current market opportunities - join us at Bradwell Grove Estate on Thursday 19 April to find out if farming organically could work for you.
10:00 Registration and refreshments
10:30 Welcome and introduction
10:45 Practicalities of organic arable production – myths and realities
11.45 The bottom line – does it stack up?
12:15 Routes to market – panel discussion
13:00 Organic conversion – what you need to know
14.15 Farm Walk
If you have any queries please contact Hannah Simpson.