Silvo-arable agroforestry. Photo: David Rose, Farmeco. All Rights Reserved.

The Agroforestry Show 2023

Interest in agroforestry is on the rise across the UK farming and forestry sectors, yet for many there is still uncertainty as to how to put this concept into practice.Amidst this uncertainty agroforestry presents a huge opportunity for innovation between those who produce food and those who work with trees. Now is the time to […]

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Regenerative Agriculture – Understanding the opportunities and challenges

It is recognised that there is a need to bring together the scientific evidence supporting the implementation of regenerative agriculture, to help evaluate the potential benefits and challenges for food production, the environment and farm profitability, across different agroclimatic zones and farming systems.

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National Conference 2023: Connecting Trees, Farmers and Foresters

This conference will examine how we can successfully integrate trees into the farmed landscape and build mutually beneficial relationships between the farming and forestry sectors at this time of transition.

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18th International Ramiran Conference

After two years delay, the International Recycling of Agricultural, Municipal and Industrial Residues in Agriculture Network (RAMIRAN) Conference is due to take place in Cambridge from the 12th to the 14th of September 2023

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Demonstrating the habitat management & conservation techniques that have increased farmland birds & biodiversity at Peppering Farm

Agricology is delighted to offer a tour of Peppering Farm – for farmers and farm advisors in the county of Sussex – to explore the three pillars of successful farmland bird conservation: Habitat, Food Source, and Predation Control.

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Friends with Benefits

Friends with benefits: identifying and attracting natural enemies

A practical workshop to learn how to ID and observe natural enemies and share experiences with encouraging them into cropping systems Interested in building natural pest resilience into your cropping system? In this workshop entomologist Barbara Smith (Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience) will provide an overview of the main groups of natural enemies, the […]

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Farming without Chemicals – The Countryside Forum

The 87th Meeting of The Countryside Forum will be held on Thursday 12th May 2022.  It was intended to hold it in person at 33 Margaret Street, London WIG 0JD by kind invitation of Savills, starting at 11.15 am.  Unfortunately that has not proved possible, so the meeting will be held online via Zoom.  The […]

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Fordhall Farm Visit

*An event organised by the Landworkers’ Alliance Fordhall Organic Farm is a 128 acre organic and pasture-fed certified farm in community-ownership based in North Shropshire. It operates a system of permanent outdoor grazing called ‘Foggage Farming’ and everything is sold direct to the public via their onsite farm shop and online shop. The farm tour […]

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Carbon Calling Pop-up event on herbal leys

Wednesday 6 October Sleastonhow, Kirkby Thore, Penrith, CA10 1XL In this face-to-face, walk and talk event Helen Mathieu of Germinal, Francis Dunne of Field Options and Sam Lane and Ian Wilkinson from Cotswold Seeds will be discussing mixture selection, establishment and management of herbal leys. Sleastonhow is the site of the 2022 Carbon Calling conference […]

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How can agroforestry contribute towards biodiversity conservation?

Online discussion to explore the opportunities that trees can deliver in terms of biodiversity and production in the farmed landscape About this event How can agroforestry contribute towards the conservation and restoration of biodiversity? In October this year, national representatives will gather for the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention […]

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– Mob Grazing Q&A: Moving animals and assessing forage

Mob Grazing Q&A: Moving animals and assessing forage How to plan your paddock sizes, move your livestock and assess your forage in a mob grazing system Monday 2 November 7–8.30pm Online event co-hosted by Soil Association Scotland and Pasture for Life (PFLA) Book online   Throughout October, farmers in Soil Association Scotland’s mob grazing group – Charley […]

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Engraining Sustainability into Food – Kelloggs Origins Conference

An online conference for farmers and land managers who are looking to improve both farm and environmental performance. About this Event Productivity, sustainability, environmental impact, biodiversity… how do we bring all this together to achieve social, environmental and profitable outcomes. A great line up of speakers to explore this subject including: Rob Cooke, Director EU […]

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FORESTRY OR FARMING? AGROFORESTRY OFFERS A THIRD WAY

FORESTRY OR FARMING? AGROFORESTRY OFFERS A THIRD WAY   Agri-TechE webinar discusses options for livestock, cropping and carbon capture   Extreme weather at harvest can reduce cereal yields by 20%, but for Stephen Briggs’ Cambridgeshire farm, the natural windbreak provided by agroforestry cut the loss by half during the storms of 2019. The benefits for […]

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Cover crops: Research into practice

Cover crops are grown primarily to ‘protect or improve’ soils in arable crop rotations. They can be effective at improving soil functions by increasing soil nutrient and water retention; improving soil structure and quality; reducing the risk of soil erosion and surface run-off by providing soil cover; and managing weeds and soil-borne pests. For the […]

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Leicestershire Sustainable Farming & Food Chain Workshop

We would like to invite you to join us in a virtual Sustainable Farming and Food Chain Workshop. Whilst focusing on Leicestershire, it will cover the wider picture within the East Midlands. Where: Online Date: October the 27th 2020 Time: 10.00 -13.00 If you would like to attend, please email jclifford@gwct.org.uk. We will send you […]

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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Field Veg

Featuring: Tim Pratt, LEAF Demonstration Farmer of Wantisden Hall Farms, Suffolk David Thomas, farm manager of LEAF Marque business Riviera Produce, Penwith, Cornwall Ellis Luckhurst, agronomist and brassica variety specialist in Cornwall Dawn Teverson, AHDB IPM in field veg national knowledge exchange manager We will be hearing from four experts in the field about how […]

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Making Woodland Work for You: Creation, management and funding on Scotland’s west coast

Event exploring woodland creation and management in the environment of the west coast: Virtual visit to Crannich Farm on Mull, where Sam and Robin Sedgwick have been planting and managing trees for 17 years for wood fuel and shelter, as well as to increase farm wildlife and improve soil health Video demonstrations of mechanical tree […]

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Virtual Field Day: Crop Mixtures

Crop mixtures – the growing of two or more crops together – have been found to have beneficial impact on weed control, standing ability, pest and disease control and to contribute to increased or more stable yield  per land area. Learning about crop mixtures is a work in progress and farmers and researchers across Scotland […]

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CFE Virtual Field Day: Hedges for Pollinators and Carbon

Expert speakers include: Steven Falk, renowned entomologist, discussing the role of hedgerows for pollinators. Matthew Axe, on behalf of hedgelink, discussing his research into the role of hedgerows for storing carbon. Helen Rhodes, Yorkshire farmer and advocate of sensitive hedgerow management, discussing the practicalities of managing hedges on a commercial farm. You are welcome to submit questions to […]

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Biodiverse farming

Land sharing and sparing – a conversation on agroecological production systems

A conversation on the value of agroecological food production systems hosted by Agricology and OF&G At this critical time for UK farmers and food businesses this discussion will explore the opportunity to develop more resilient,  respectful and sustainable food systems. In January OF&G called for policy to acknowledge and support the clear benefits of the land sharing approach (see here)   Supported by the […]

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CFE Virtual Workshop – Water, Soils, Wildlife & Profit

Championing the Farmed Environment invite you to join Phil Jarvis, Farm Manager at the GWCT Allerton Project, for a free virtual workshop on water, soils, wildlife and profit on farm. Phil will talk about activities that have been undertaken at Loddington and the wider catchment to improve water quality, while maintaining farm incomes and meeting environmental […]

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Virtual Field Day: Leys, cover crops and living mulch Live @ NIAB Cereals Soil pit

Join Agricology, CFE and the NIAB team live at the herbal ley plots at Cereals with a mini version of the soil pit! We will explore what has been learnt about integrating cover crops and consider the opportunity to take the next step to integrate a longer term cover using living mulches and integrating leys. Exploring the […]

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NFU virtual organic farm walk: Challenges of Net Zero

Virtual farm walk hosted by John Pawsey, organic farmer at Shimpling Park Farm, Suffolk To register, visit https://www.nfuonline.com/sectors/crops/crops-news/virtual-organic-farm-walk-challenges-of-net-zero/

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Seeds and Deeds – Collective plant breeding for reduced input farming

AHDB-OF&G webinar Bringing arable farmers and plant breeders together to help manage a reduced reliance on external inputs, improved gross margins with an agroecological transition for more resilient farm systems.  Chair – Steven Jacobs, Organic Farmers and Growers with special guests –  Farmer, Mark Lea, Green Acres Farm, Shropshire Dr Ambrogio Costanzo, Organic Research Centre […]

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