In the spring we will be holding our regular RABDF-AHDB Dairy-BGS Spring Farm Walks in Lancashire on Wednesday 20th April and Wiltshire on Wednesday 4th May as part of the 'Milking Grass for Profit' series moving around the UK. We will also be attending ScotGrass 2016 on the 18th May.
On the 9th June we will be at the Welsh Grassland Event, held this year at the Rhug Estate, Corwen. This event will also see the launch of the Recommended Grass and Clover Lists for England and Wales. BGS will also be attending several other events across Wales organised by the Fedeartion of Welsh Grassland Events to celebrate their Golden Jubilee.
Our annual Summer Meeting and AGM takes place iearlier than usual this year from 19th-22nd June and sees us heading overseas to Brittany. Further details to be announced in the spring.
July will see us at the Forage Field knowledge transfer demonstration stand at the Livestock Event on the 6th and 7th. Also in July our judges will be busy undertaking the final rounds of our annual Grassland Farmer of the Year Competition.
BGS will also be out and about at many of the shows and local events.
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.
Focused discussions with highly topical and sometimes controversial speakers to challenge your current ways of thinking, e.g Red Clover, Haylage, Horse Grazing.
Visits to leading grassland managers farms to investigate their techniques and share knowledge.
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.