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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.

AssureWel Awareness Event, Edinburgh

22 May 2014

AssureWel Awareness Event, 12.00 - 3.30, Thursday 22nd May, Edinburgh

Soil Association Scotland invites you to an introduction to AssureWel, a collaborative initiative between Soil Association, RSPCA and Bristol University which is developing a practical system of welfare outcome assessment for the major farm animal species. The AssureWel outcome measures are used in Soil Association Organic and RSPCA Freedom Food inspections and AssureWel is successfully working with farm assurance schemes and farmers to establish the wide adoption of this approach to assessing good animal husbandry. This event will include an introduction, history and review of the work to date including the processes that have been involved and achievements so far. The day will conclude with an interactive session on welfare outcome measures.
 
To attend this informative event please contact Lyn or call 0131 666 0847. We will be providing a light lunch. Please note places are limited so please book early.

Soil Muck & Money Event (FPSF)

28 May 2014

Durness, Lairg, Highland

A practical day looking at soil and grassland management and making best use of inputs. Speakers include James Bretherton, AgScope and Iain Eadie, Germinal Seeds GB Ltd. The day will also include a v...

Soil Association National Livestock Event

29 May 2014

Oxleaze Farm, Filkins, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3RB

Our National Livestock Event will help you, as a farmer, get to grips with managing your soils, optimize production with grazing strategies and improve carcass quality. As well as an up to date brief...

Farm walk: Hammonds End Farm, Hertfordshire

04 June 2014

Hammonds End Farm , Redbourn Lane , Harpenden,Hertfordshire,AL5 2AY

 
Soil Association Farm Walk Programme 2014 Following the success of our extensive farm walk programme in 2013, we are delighted to offer a fantastic variety of farm walks across the country again in 2...

Plymouth Big Food Event

10 June 2014

Across the city

Plymouth Big Food Event 10th – 14th June – a celebration of good food in Plymouth. Big Food Debate : Regional Sustainable Food & Fish City conference, National Marine Aquarium (NMA) 10th June: A day ...

Farm walk: Glebe Farm, Northamptonshire

11 June 2014

Glebe Farm,Addington Road,Woodford ,Northamptonshire,NN14 1HQ 

Soil Association Farm Walk Programme 2014 Following the success of our extensive farm walk programme in 2013, we are delighted to offer a fantastic variety of farm walks across the country again in 2...

Enhancing Soil Productivity: Managing Structure and Fertility to Improve Performance (SFIN)

12 June 2014

Whitmuir Farm, Peeblesshire

This practical morning event will focus on managing soil structure and fertility, and will cover a number of topics including the benefits of using green manures and the potential merits of soil addi...

Fertility building leys in arable rotations and ruminant diets

18 June 2014

Wimpole Home Farm, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW (Directions: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate/how-to-get-here/?findPlace=Wimpole%20Estate&type=&view=map)

 

What will this field lab look at? The field lab will explore the use of different fertility building approaches using legumes and other plant species.The Leg Link research project has shown the poten...

Farm walk: Vine House Farm, Lincolnshire

18 June 2014

 Vine House Farm,Deeping St Nicholas,Spalding,Lincolnshire,PE11 3DG

Soil Association Farm Walk Programme 2014 Following the success of our extensive farm walk programme in 2013, we are delighted to offer a fantastic variety of farm walks across the country again in 2...

Field Lab: Management Requirements for Shropshire Sheep in Fruit Orchards

19 June 2014

Harvey Clay's Farm, Showle Court, Monkhide, Ledbury, HR8 2TX, United Kingdom

Field Lab: Management Requirements for Shropshire Sheep in Fruit Orchards The Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme involves farmers across the country in developing innovative techniques and best...
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New futures in farmland ownership

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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...