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.

Conferences

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 Christmas Social - Friday, December 14, 2018

Dorset Grassland Society Christmas Social

Friday 14th December, 7.30pm Langton Arms, Tarrant Monkton
£22.95 per person payable on the night
Buffet style Roast turkey and all the trimmings or beef bourguignon followed by Christmas pudding or apple and cinnamon crumble
RSVP by 10th December dorsetgrasslandsociety@outlook.com or call Giles 07974 207127

Dorset GS evening meeting - Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Dorset Grassland Socety evening meeting

“Members Evening”
A selection of speakers - members who wish to volunteer to speak please contact the secretary!

Kingston Maurward College,

Dorchester

CGS Event - 'Farming, Funding and the Future' - Thursday, January 10, 2019

Cheshire Grassland Society event:

'Farming, Funding and the Future'

Oliver McEntyre - National Agricultural Strategy Manager - Barclays 

10th January

7:45 pm at Reaseheath College - Lecture Theatre

Dorset GS evening meeting - Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Dorset Grassland Society evening meeting

Gaynor Wellwood
“My farming business progression”

Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester

Also: entries open for the Dorset Grassland Farmer of the Year, sponsored by Yara

Gloucestershire GS evening meeting - Wednesday, February 13, 2019

GLOUCESTERSHIRE GRASSLAND SOCIETY

Topical business and tax pointers for farmers in these uncertain times

Nick Dee, Hazlewoods LLP

Wednesday 13th February

CGS Event - Silage Competition Results - 'My Farming System' - Thursday, February 14, 2019

Cheshire Grassland Society event:

Silage Competition Results - 'My Farming System'

Tim Gue - Huddlestone Farmers Ltd & AHDB Board Member

14th February

7:45 pm at Reaseheath College - Lecture Theatre

Gloucestershire GS evening meeting - Wednesday, March 13, 2019

GLOUCESTERSHIRE GRASSLAND SOCIETY

Robotic Milking- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Mike Hobbis, Healthy Cows UK

Wednesday 13th March

CGS Event - 'Is profit down to system, management or the farm?' - Thursday, March 14, 2019

Cheshire Grassland Society event:

'Is profit down to system, management or the farm?'

Phil Clarke - P & L Agri Consulting

14th March

7:45 pm at Reaseheath College - Lecture Theatre

Dorset GS evening meeting - Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Dorset Grassland Society

AGM
Followed by talk from Will Hyde (Dorset County Show Secretary and RASC)

Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester

Gloucestershire GS evening meeting - Wednesday, April 10, 2019

GLOUCESTERSHIRE GRASSLAND SOCIETY

Annual dinner & talk India's Dairy Industry - A World Apart

Tamsyn Thorn, Wood Veterinary Group

Wednesday 10th April

Members

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.