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FACE Farm Education Conference

FACE Farm Education Conference

Event date: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 09:15 to 16:15

A Networking Conference for outdoor educators and farmers who work with schools.

This conference will provide an ideal opportunity to meet and hear from others involved in educational activities on farms. Whether you are just starting out or have been hosting visits for years there will be plenty of tips and ideas on how you can deliver safe and engaging educational days. 

Attendance by registered ticket only. £30+VAT (£20+VAT for members)

Programme:

9.30 Registration and coffee

10.00 Welcome and update from FACE

10.30 Key note speaker - Sarah Mukherjee CEO of the Crop Protection Association and former BBC environment correspondent

11.00 Outdoor learning – new ideas and inspiration

Hands on workshops with Countryside Classroom partners and the FACE team

12.30 Lunch and networking

13.30 Building lasting relationships with schools

Case studies from farmers working with primary and secondary schools

2.30 Harper Adams tour including the ‘handsfree hectare’ robotic farm, engineering facilities, and new Agri-Stem centre)

3.30 Depart

Find out more here 

Location: Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire

03/07/2017 - 09:15 to 16:15
 
Farm Walk Adding Value to Organic Dairy

Farm Walk Adding Value to Organic Dairy

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 11:15 to 16:15

Venue: New Holbeck Farm, Hallam, Nottinghamshire

A farm walk and workshop at New Holbeck Farm, the home of the Real Milk Company.

This day is designed for all dairy farmers interested in how the farm business is adding value to organic milk and maximising cow lifetime production through diverse genetics.

There will be opportunities to hear from expets in organic marketing, dairy cow breeding and from Ian himself on his farming philosophy including his direct milk sale enterprise.

Free to attend, but limited tickets available, get yours here

05/07/2017 - 11:15 to 16:15
 
Soil Farmer of the Year Winners Farm Walk

Soil Farmer of the Year Winners Farm Walk

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:30

Soil Farmer of the year winners farm walk! 

Come along to this farm walk with Richard Suddes to find out more about his award winning soil management!

This event will be focussed on a farm walk where you will get a chance to look at the crops and the fields and hear more about the innovative ways that Richard is managing his land to integrate livestock and cropping, build nutrient use efficiency and maximise soil structural health. 

Venue: South Farm, Cornsay, Durham, DH7 9EL

For more information or to book your place please contact Becky Willson on 07875 356611 or 01579 372376 or [email protected]

05/07/2017 - 18:00 to 20:30
 
National Organic Combinable Crops (NOCC)

National Organic Combinable Crops (NOCC)

Event date: 
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 08:45 to 16:45

National Organic Combinable Crops event

Booking is now open for the 2017 NOCC conference, the largest and longest running organic on-farm event in the UK.

Now in its tenth year, this one-day event will be held this year in Andover, Hampshire and will offer organic and non-organic farmers the chance to learn about the latest innovations in the sector and discover how they might take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead.

Hosted by innovative organic arable farmers James Liddell and sons Tom and Hugh on Thursday 6th July, visitors will have the chance to learn about the farm and its operations during an extensive farm walk.

For more information on the event and to book your place please click here

06/07/2017 - 08:45 to 16:45
 
Soil Farmer of the Year Winner Farm Walk

Soil Farmer of the Year Winner Farm Walk

Event date: 
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:30

Soil Farmer of the year winners farm walk! 

Come along to this farm walk with Tim Parton to find out more about his award winning soil management!

This event will be focussed on a farm walk where you will get a chance to look at the crops and the fields and hear more about the innovative ways that Tim is managing his land to maximise soil health, biological activity and to build organic matter and soil carbon.

Venue: Brewood Park Farm, Coven, Wolverhampton, WV9 5BW.

Book your place by contacting Becky Willson on 07875 356611 or 01579 372376 or by email on [email protected]

 

06/07/2017 - 18:00 to 20:30
 
 
 
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Harmony in food and farming

Harmony in food and farming

Event date: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 08:45 to Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 17:45

In his book 'Harmony, A New Way of Looking at our world,' The Prince of Wales shares his insights about the timeless laws and principles which permeate everything around and within us, an understanding of which can enable us to make better sense of the world in which we find ourselves. He also suggests that we will be best placed to address the climatic, ecological and public health challenges of our time, if our actions are informed by a deep undestanding of these principles.

During the conference, our keynote speakers will explore the ways in which principles of Harmony manifest in food, agriculture and other spheres, including the environment, education, health and music. A range of parallel sessions will follow in which speakers will share their insights about principles of Harmony in food and farming and other related fields. On the afternoon of the second day of the conference there will be a series of field trips to local producers. 

For more information on the conference, please click here.

 
 
 
 
 
Arable Production: Science and compliance - preparing for an uncertain future

Arable Production: Science and compliance - preparing for an uncertain future

Event date: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 09:30 to 16:30

A joint event organised by BCPC, the Voluntary Initiative and the Farmers club.

Book your place here

Location: The Farmers Club, London

Despite the fact that the UK leaves the European Union in less than two years at the end of March 2019, there remains huge uncertainty about the prospects for UK farmers and the countryside under their care. Following the success of The Farmers Club’s Brexit Debate last year, and the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ address to members on 24 April, the Club has joined forces with The British Crop Production Council (BCPC) and The Voluntary Initiative (VI) to stage a One-Day Conference. The event will highlight the practical considerations and some possible answers to remaining profitable once the sector is operating outside The Common Agricultural Policy.

10/07/2017 - 09:30 to 16:30
 
 
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GREAT soils fild day: Rotation strategies across farms for soil health and fertility
17/07/2017 - 13:00 to 17:15
 
European Conference on Precision Agriculture - Grassland Satellite Meeting

European Conference on Precision Agriculture - Grassland Satellite Meeting

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 11:30 to Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 16:30

Invited speakers

Ian Yule (Massey University): Pasture and soil monitoring techniques for use with grazing ruminants.

Christina Umstatter (AgroScope): Tracking and control of livestock in extensive systems.

Bob Rees (SRUC): Prospects for smart soil management techniques in grazing systems - techniques and implications of spatial management of grassland soils.

Mark Rutter (Harper Adams University): Precision monitoring systems for the performance and health of grazing livestock: remote and animal-mounted sensors for monitoring the feeding, performance and health of free-ranging animals.

 

Offered oral presentations

Profitability of controlled traffic in grass silage production – economic modelling and machinery systems.

Potential for Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) in Grass Silage Production: Agronomics, system design and economics.

A review of Precision Agriculture as an aid to Nutrient Management in Intensive Grassland Areas in North West Europe.

Estimating pasture biomass with active optical sensors.

Development of methods for remotely sensing grass growth to enable precision application of nitrogen fertiliser.

Aerial Imaging for Grassland Yield Estimation.

Interactions between landscape defined management zones and grazing management systems.

Capability of crop canopy sensing to predict crop parameters of cut grass swards aiming at early season variable rate nitrogen top dressings.

Proximal sensing for monitoring the productivity of a permanent Mediterranean pasture: influence of rainfall patterns.

Soil electrical resistivity in different water levels in an integrated crop-livestock-forest system in Brazil.

MitAgator - a GIS based spatial tool to manage nitrogen, phosphorus, sediment and E.Coli losses from pasture.

Pastures from Space® Plus for teaching precision pasture management.

Cultivar Selection by Cattle Grazing Tall Fescue Infected with Novel Endophytes.

Low-Cost GPS Collars:  An Alternative to Commercial Collars for Tracking Cattle During Rangeland Research

The application of a weight-based targeted selective wormer treatment (TST) strategy on hill and upland sheep flocks

Evaluating precision management of sheep in a hill farming system

Evaluation of the RumiWatch technology for measuring detailed grazing activities of cows

Effect of climatic conditions on nocturnal behavior of dairy cows grazing on Alpine pasture

Opportunities for live tracking of sheep and cattle in grassland systems

 

 

Posters

A preliminary evaluation of a simple model for the estimation of mountain forage biomass using Sentinel 2 data.

Calving behaviour monitoring through Digitanimal platform in dairy cows: Preliminary results.

Grasscheck: weather and grass growth monitoring to improve grassland management in Northern Ireland.

Potential for Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) in Grassland.

Soil electric resistivity in different water levels in an integrated crop-livestock-forest system.

Evaluating critical nitrogen dilution curve in grass seed production using images from unmanned aerial system.

Towards the estimation of vole damage on grassland by aerial multispectral imaging.

Non-destructive monitoring of grassland canopy height using a UAV.

Prediction of grass dry matter intake in grazing ewes using infrared thermal imaging.

See the event website for full details: https://ecpa.delegate-everything.co.uk/

 
 
 
 
 
 
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