Don’t delay, book for the BGS Summer Meeting today

Don’t delay, book for the BGS Summer Meeting today

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The British Grassland Society’s premier event, The Summer Meeting - is fast approaching and will be hosted by Cornwall Grassland Society from 12 to 15 July. There is a diverse line-up of farm and technical visits, plus entertainment and the annual BGS Gala Dinner.

Technical Tour

There are eight technical visits in total across three days taking in the farming landscape of Cornwall from moor to coast. Visits comprise five dairy enterprises, three beef and two sheep enterprises, plus new facilities for agricultural research, education and training at Duchy College.

There is also an alternative tour for those not intending to attend the farm visitis. Destinations include; Lanhydrock House, idyllic Mevagissy, Padstow lobster hatchery and the Camel Valley vineyard.

Tickets for full-delegates (accommodation and catering included) start at £320 for BGS members or £380 for non-members.

Day tickets start at £10 for students or Young Farmers, rising to £25 for non-members.

There are a number of evening events also open for booking, including an on-farm hog-roast with sea shanty singers and the Annual Gala dinner held at the Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club, with a keynote speech from dairy farmer and Nuffield scholar Julian Ellis.

For the full schedule, with details of all the farms, go to the BGS website www.britishgrassland.com where it is also possible to book.

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