BGS Regular Events

BGS Regular Events

 In 2019 BGS will be holding many of our regular events and activities. Please keep up-to-date through our website calendar, members e-newsletter and social media feeds.

BGS will also be out and about at many of the shows and local events. 


Summer Meeting

Three-day study tour, usually in early July, to see the strengths and problems of grassland in a different region each year with visits to grass farms and research institutions.


Two or three days on specialist grass and forage topics or targeting particular groups:  The Research Conference series, every second year, welcomes young researchers presenting their first talk or poster. 

Special Interest days

Focused discussions with highly topical and sometimes controversial speakers to challenge your current ways of thinking, e.g Red Clover, Haylage, Horse Grazing.

Farm walks

Visits to leading grassland managers farms to investigate their techniques and share knowledge.

Upcoming Events

Spring Farm Walk - Pembrokeshire - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

BGS, AHDB Dairy and LIC

Working together to bring you the 2019 spring farm walks

Carmarthen Grassland Society - Spring Tour - Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Carmarthen Grassland Society

Secretary Huw Evans Huw Evans Auctioneers   07721 386617 

Spring Tour 2019

A two day visit to North Pembrokeshire on Tuesday 30th April and Wednesday 1st May 2019 

Day 1

9.00am Leave Nantyci, College Rd 

Cheshire GS Spring Farm Walk - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Spring Farm Walk: Clotton Hall Farm, Clotton, Tarporley.

7.00 pm, Tuesday 30th April

Sponsored by Genus

This year's Spring Farm Walk at Clotton Hall Farm will be hosted by Rob and Henry Cooke.  The Cooke's run three businesses from Clotton Hall

Dorset GS Meeting - Tuesday, June 4, 2019

YFC Grasslands Competition and Award of the Dorset Grassland Farmer of the Year

Hampreston Manor Farm, Hampreston, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7LX

6.30 pm, Tuesday 4th June

EGF EUCARPIA Symposium 2019 - Monday, June 24, 2019 - Thursday, June 27, 2019

The European Grassland Federation (EGF) and the European Association for Research on Plant Breeding (EUCARPIA) are bringing together a joint symposium for 2019, to be held at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, from June 24 to June 27, 2019. Further details can be found online here.

BGS summer meeting - Monday, July 1, 2019 - Wednesday, July 3, 2019

BGS summer meeting

Based at the Hallmark Hotel, Gloucester

Convene for the BGS annual dinner on Monday 1st July, Farm tours on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd July.


BGS Members BGS is a membership organisation which acts as a communication forum, through events and publications, for the profitable and sustainable use of grass and forage.

Local Societies

BGS Members Use our Local Society directory to locate your nearest societies, information resources and experts on grassland farming and foraging.