12 September, Sourcing UK Organic Pig & Poultry Feed - Warwickshire
The UK is importing large quantities of grain and protein products, particularly soya, to supply the increasing demand for organic meat and eggs. As part of the OK-NET ECOFEED Project, we will explore ideas with farmers and stakeholders on how to tackle this issue and thus reduce our dependence on imported feed. For more info or to bool, click here.
7 & 8 November, Farm Business Innovation Show - NEC Birmingham
The diversification and innovation event for farmers and landowners to make more money from their land. Free.
Soil Association are also hosting a Go Organic - Opportunities for Arable Producers session. Date and Time TBC.
For more information, visit http://www.farmbusinessshow.co.uk/
8 November: Soils in Practice with Farmers Weekly - Suffolk
With practical sessions on topics including: defining and measuring a ‘healthy soil’, compaction, soil management and pest mitigation techniques, cover crops and organic matter utilisation. Tickets from £40. Find out more here.
15 – 16 November: Organic Congress, Warwickshire
With a growing organic market and a new agriculture bill on the table, this is an opportunity for the whole organic movement to come together. The programme includes practical farming sessions, as well as focusing on organic principles and public money for public goods. Book your Early Bird ticket here.
2 January: An Innovative Cider Tasting, Oxford
Save new year’s resolutions for one more day and join Innovative Farmers to taste and discuss all things cider. Agroforestry, variety choice, orchard health and how the decisions a grower makes on their farm, affects the finished pint. Free. For details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
3 & 4 January: Oxford Real Farming Conference
Next year marks the 10th ORFC event. The programme is yet to be announced but make sure you book your tickets early. Last year, there were more than 200 people on the waiting list. For more information, visit http://orfc.org.uk/