Agricology Open Day 28th June: a farm tour and gathering of partners and experts

22 June 2016

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Richard Smith
18 May 2015 - (Photo credit: Daylesford) ©Daylesford Farm Tour

We are truly excited to announce the first Agricology Open Day on Tuesday 28th June with an exploration of agriculture, horticulture and farmshop enterprises at Daylesford, an organic holding in the Cotswolds owned by Agricology Trustee Carole Bamford.

As Farm Manager at Daylesford I have the privilege of guiding the tour, supported by our Trustees and Executive Board Members.

The morning session will look at our dairy, renewable energy and market garden, followed by lunch, before splitting into two parallel sessions for the afternoon:

Group 1:  Farmers and estate managers will board trailers as I take you through the beef & sheep, poultry, cereals, leys, wildlife habitats and food production facilities.

Group 2:  Growers are led by the Market Garden Manager Jez Taylor for a knowledge exchange and deeper examination of fruit, vegetable and salad production.

We will draw the day to a close with an overview of the farmshop operations.

When we arrive at each enterprise a number of visiting Agricology partners and experts are scheduled to speak, providing additional perspective on the latest in practical, sustainable agriculture.  A number of excellent contributors are lined up, including:

Stephen Briggs (Abacus Agriculture & Innovation for Agriculture)

Anja Vieweger (GREATSoils project, Organic Research Centre)

Ian Wilkinson (Cotswold Seeds Ltd)

Steven Jacobs (Organic Farmers & Growers)

Vaughan Lewis (Windrush AEC)

Alastair Leake (GWCT Allerton Project)

Jonty Brunyee (Pasture-Fed Livestock Association)

Susanne Padel (Organic Research Centre)

Stephen Roderick (Farm Health Online)

Trevor Mansfield (Natural England)

Ruth Clements (FAI Farms)

Liz Bowles (Innovative Farmers)

Andy Read (Defra)

Sophie McGovern (Fit for the Future)

Find further details about the contributors by following our social media channels @Agricology and #agricologyday.

Or take a look at the programme for the day.

The details:

Tuesday 28th June, 2016 at Daylesford Organic Farm, Near Kingham, Gloucestershire, GL56 0YG

Please arrive for 9.30am refreshments.  The day finishes at 4.30pm.

Pre-booking is essential, please follow the link here.  £35 per person includes refreshments and lunch.  Suitable attire for a farm walk is required.

Any queries about logistics or booking a space please contact Philippa at Philippa.Lane@daylesford.com or 01608731700

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