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

Gloucestershire GS evening meeting - Wednesday, October 24, 2018

GLOUCESTERSHIRE GRASSLAND SOCIETY

AGM & Practical Advances in Nutrition to Increase Profit

Dr Chris Bartram, Mole Valley Farmers

Wednesday 24th October

Dorset GS evening meeting - Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Dorset Grassland Society evening meeting

“Starting Out”
Neville & Sue Loader, Matt & Coral Senior

Pearce Seeds,
Rosedown Farm
Marston Road
Sherborne

CGS Event - #fakemoos - The truth behind the US dairy industry - Thursday, November 8, 2018

Cheshire Grassland Society event:

#fakemoos - The truth behind the US dairy industry

Nial O Boyle - Large scale dairy vet based in the United States (previously from Cheshire)

8th November

7:45 pm at Reaseheath College - Lecture Theatre

Gloucestershire GS evening meeting - Wednesday, November 14, 2018

GLOUCESTERSHIRE GRASSLAND SOCIETY

Where next for the antibiotic story?

Duncan Williams, Kite Consulting

Wednesday 14th November

CGS Event - 'Maintaining a 15% return on capital year on year learning from 45 years of successful dairying' - Thursday, December 13, 2018

Cheshire Grassland Society event:

'Maintaining a 15% return on capital year on year learning from 45 years of successful dairying'

Mike Murphy - Dairy farmer, entrepreneur & international businessman

13th December

7:45 pm at Reaseheath College - Lecture Theatre

Dorset GS Christmas social - Friday, December 14, 2018

Dorset Grassland Society

Christmas Social - Skittles and Turkey!

Venue: Langton Arms, Tarrant Monkton

 

 

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

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.