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

Dorset Chairman's Farm Walk - Thursday, June 20, 2019

Dorset Chairman's Farm Walk 

Our Chairman, Paul Dyer, invites members and guests to Knaveswell Farm, Knitson Lane, Corfe Castle, BH20 5JB for an evening walk on Thursday 20th June at 7.30pm.
The farm extends to 156 acres, alongside the 120 milking herd Paul has diversified and has a holiday cottage and 5 glamping tents. 

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.

Cheshire Grassland Society Summer Tour - Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Cheshire Grassland Society is heading to South West Scotland for its Summer Tour 2019 on 25th & 26th June.

For full details, click here.

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

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.  


Durham GS Meeting - Monday, October 7, 2019

Monday 7th October

Speaker: Liz Genever

Independent sheep and beef consultant with an interest in grass and forages, grazing management, demonstrations and research

Location: Scotch Corner Hotel

Durham GS Meeting - Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday 22nd November 2019

Speaker: Peter Wright

TV’s 'The Yorkshire Vet' Peter is based at Skeldale Veterinary Centre, the former workplace of famous veterinarian and author James Herriot.

Location: Jersey Farm Hotel

Durham GS Meeting - Monday, December 9, 2019

Monday 9th December 2019

Speaker: Dr David Davies,  Silage Solutions Ltd

Silage Solutions provide independent research and advice on feed conservation to the agricultural community through motivated workforce working in partnership with those they serve.  The business activities include: novel product development, product testing and development of improved 'on-farm' silage analysis and consultancy to agri-business.

Durham GS Quiz Night - Monday, January 13, 2020

Monday 13th January 2020

Quiz Night with Quiz Master, Alan Hutchinson

Pie, Pea and Chip supper

Location: Jersey Farm Hotel 


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.