BGS Regular Events

BGS Regular Events

 In 2017 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

Dorset Grassland Society Meeting - Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The final meeting this season and AGM will be on Tuesday the 4th  April at Kingston Maurward College where we will be welcoming Jamie Montgomery to talk Cheese, Cows and Corn.


Claire Chippindale


Dorset Grassland Society


AHDB Managing People Workshop - Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Poor people management “costs employers £84 billion a year”…..make sure you’re not one of them!

The programme is designed for you to attend all 3 Workshops and will help you develop the skills required to be an outstanding people manager with the aim of improving staff retention saving you stress, time and money and ultimately contributing to an efficient and profitable business.
The workshops will be delivered by Kim Stafford, a management trainer and coach from U&I Work as follows:

Strategic Dairy Farm Launch - Wednesday, April 5, 2017

AHDB Dairy are launching a new initiative to help bring best practice to life as well as sharing key physical and financial performance indicators.

Join us for the launch of our first Strategic Dairy Farm, a spring block calving farm and new collaboration between Farmcare Trading Ltd and Evolution farming.

You will hear more about the new programme as well as this business venture, their unique business model, long term aims, objectives and KPI’s. 

Somerset Grassland Society Meeting - Wednesday, April 5, 2017

APRIL 5th, 2017
Andrew Brewer, Farmers & Nuffield Scholar, Cornwall
plus Silage competition results

For further details please contact Rachel Horler, tel: 01278 783524

EGF Symposium 2017 - Sunday, May 7, 2017 - Wednesday, May 10, 2017
“Grassland resources for extensive farming systems in marginal lands: major drivers and future scenarios”
Alghero, Sardinia (Italy) 7-10 May 2017

The Institute for Animal Production System in Mediterranean Environment (ISPAAM) – Department of Biology, Agriculture and Food Sciences (DiSBA), of the Italian National Research Co

Grassland and Muck 2017 - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - Thursday, May 25, 2017

Grassland & Muck 2017 will be bigger and better than ever and will be your chance to see all the latest machines in action. The 190 acre event covers every aspect of grassland management, helping you make the most of your grass, from varieties and establishment to harvesting, baling, ensiling and feeding.

Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

Winner's Farm Walk 2017 - Thursday, June 15, 2017

BGS UK Grassland Farmer of the Year

Winner’s Farm Walk

Thursday 15th June 2017

Summer Meeting 2017 - Shropshire - Monday, July 10, 2017 - Thursday, July 13, 2017

The BGS Summer Meeting 2017 will be held in Shropshire, with main accommodation at Harper Adams University.

Monday 10th - Thursday 13th July 2017

The meeting will offer a diverse farm tour, and an alternative tour taking in some of the surrounding areas places of interest.

The BGS Annual General Meeting is planned to take place during the Meeting.

Further details will be available in due course, so please check back for future updates.

Livestock Event 2017 - Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Please visit the event website for further details.

Information about BGS involvment will be available here soon.

UK Dairy Day - Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Please see the event's website for further details:

Information about BGS involvement will be available here soon.


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.