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EGF Conference Registration Opens - Thursday, December 5, 2013

EGF2014 in Aberystwyth,  7 - 11 September 2014

In 2014 the EGF will be 50 years old. To celebrate this important event the 25th General Meeting of the EGF, with the theme 'EGF at 50: the future of European Grasslands' will be held in Aberystwyth, Wales, U.K. from 7 - 11 September 2014.

The registration fee of £360 includes the conference proceedings, lunches, coffee breaks, welcome drink and reception, mid-conference tour and conference banquet. 

First BGS & NFYFC competition winner announced - Monday, October 28, 2013

Sarah Hurford has been named the 'BGS & NFYFC Grass Farmer for the Future' at an awards ceremony held in Fishguard on Wednesday, 23rd October. 

In September, BGS and NFYFC ran the very first grassland training day for young farmers from across England, with the support of a grant from Defra. The event was hosted by Tim Downes on his organic dairy farm in Shropshire.

Mathew Venables named BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year 2013 - Friday, October 25, 2013

Cheshire dairy farmer Mathew Venables has won the UK Grassland Farmer of the Year Award, run annually by the British Grassland Society (BGS).

BGS president Helen Mathieu, along with representatives of competition sponsors GrowHow and DLF Trifolium, announced the winner at a dedicated awards ceremony, in Fishguard, West Wales on Wednesday (23 October).

BGS Innovation Award for Louise as BGS say farewell - Friday, October 25, 2013

Louise Davison has won the BGS Innovation Award at the BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year awards ceremony in Fishguard.

The BGS Innovation Award seeks to recognise those who are currently making an outstanding contribution to the development, understanding or application of grassland and forage crop husbandry and technology. 

The award provides recognition for those making a recent impact at a technical, communication or practical level. 

A grassland field guide for farmers – Soil smart and nutrient wise - Thursday, October 3, 2013

As a legacy to the Nutrient Wise Demos, a sub-project of the SWARM Knowledge Hub, the British Grassland Society has produced a field guide entitled ‘Soil smart and nutrient wise – a guide for on-farm practice’. The guide is unique in that it takes the reader through the on-farm practical tips in line with the seasons.

NWD Liming Event - Thursday, September 12, 2013

The British Grassland Society will be bringing you a Nutrient Wise Demo at Duchy College on the 25th of September. 

The Demo will be focuesed on the importance of liming and different liming materials presented by Louise Davison and Lois Philipps of the British Grassland Society.

Save the Date! Forage Field - Thursday, September 12, 2013

SAVE THE DATE - Forage Field ‘Soil the hidden resource’ - Tuesday the 22nd of October 2013.

The British Grassland Society and RABDF have teamed up to bring you a one day conference focusing on soils, nutrient management and micro-organisms in agriculture.

We will have speakers coming along to speak on the basics of soils and nutrient interaction, using micro-organisms in slurry, the benefits of carbon for soil quality, and practical soil & grassland assessments.

Tried & Tested eNews August 2013 - Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Welcome to the Tried & Tested eNewsletter for August 2013. They have quite a diverse audience for the newsletter, so they hope this issue has something for everyone.  Included is a clickable content list so that you can see what is covered, and go quickly to the topics of interest to you. Please click here to view.

NFYFC Grass Farmers for the Future - Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The British Grassland Society and the NFYFC are working together with funding from DEFRA to run training and a competition in grassland management.

The training will cover managing a grassland farm as a whole system to be a profitable and sustainable business. Then, using this training, competitors will be given a brief to solve regarding a farm who is struggling to make a profit under the current management system. 

How to use RGCL- Webinar with EBLEX - Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The British Grassland Society is happy to share the EBLEX webinar on how to use the Recommended Grass and Clover list (RGCL)

The RGCL contains the varieties best suited to farms in England and Wales through testing on sites across the two countries. The aim of the list is to provide farmers with the best information on varieties available on the market and to make them aware of what they are actually buying.


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