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Grassland and Rangeland Conference, Kenya - Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Joint XXIV International Grassland Congress and XI International Rangeland Congress, Nairobi, Kenya will take place from 24 - 30 October 2020.

Grass breeding centenary conference - Thursday, October 17, 2019


A conference celebrating a century of grass breeding in Aberystwyth will highlight the importance of grassland development to rural economies and will recognise continued progress as being as vital today as it was at the outset back in 1919.

New day-courses show livestock farmers how to improve soil health - Monday, September 16, 2019

Independent regenerative farming advisor Niels Corfield is running a series of three one-day training events looking at how livestock farmers can improve soil health.

This introductory course is ideal for farmers, landowners, herdsmen, shepherds, new entrants, ecologists and advisors. The first one is on 9 October in Chippenham, Wiltshire, the second on 1 November in Gamblesby, Cumbria and the final one on 29 November at Wadhurst in Sussex. They start at 10am and finish at 3.45pm.

Free business skills training and advice. - Monday, September 16, 2019

The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme offers FREE business skills training and advice to family farms in 15 locations across the UK each year.  This year the participating areas are:

Cornwall, South Hams, Shropshire, Carmarthenshire, Kent, Norfolk, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Aberdeenshire, Orkney, Northern Ireland.
National Trust tenants only in: Devon and Somerset, Lake District, Peak District, Llŷn Peninsula/Snowdonia

Stapledon Travel Fellowships - Thursday, September 12, 2019

Applications for 2020 Stapledon Travelling Fellowships worth up to £7000

NOW OPEN -   Deadline 31 October 2019

Awards can be used to support visits between the UK & Ireland and other countries to develop studies on any aspect of grassland science. 

Farm walk and grassland management day - Monday, July 8, 2019

On 8th July 2019, Germinal are holding a farm walk and grassland management day concentrating on 'Driving milk yield with precision forage management'.

The event will take place at Peepy Farm, Stocksfield, Corbridge, Hexham from 10.30 am - 2 pm.

Refreshments are provided so please book your place by contacting Christine Thomas at Germinal (Tel: 01522 868714 or email:

For more details click here

Grazing workshops in July - Monday, July 8, 2019

AHDB have organised a series of touring workshops throughout July focusing on how to use grass growth data to help create an autumn grazing plan to ensure the best possible start to the 2020 grazing season.

Topics covered will include:

  • Target autumn grass covers – to build cover, or not?
  • Flat or steep wedge? And its impact on 2020 season
  • Optimising production by maximising grazing


Camarthen Grassland Society Spring Tour Report - Monday, May 20, 2019

Carmarthen Grassland Society Spring Tour April 2019

Attracted to Pembrokeshire by the BGS Spring Farm Walk at Trellyffant, Nevern, the tour was extended into the next day taking an overnight stay at St David’s, the smallest city in the UK.

Competition Winner's Farm Walk - Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tuesday 11th June 2019

The 2018 BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year Richard Rogers and fellow farm director Gethin Roberts will host a visit to Tre Ifan, Brynsiencyn, Anglesey. 


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.

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