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BGS Competition – Don’t miss the chance to become the next Grassland Farmer of the Year - Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The first round deadline for entrants to the BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year competition 2016 is Friday 3rd June. BGS direct and affiliated local society members are encouraged to act now to make sure they don’t miss the chance of getting their entry or nomination competed by the deadline.

New Trustees & Advisory Committee Members required for AgriSearch - Tuesday, May 3, 2016

AgriSearch (Northern Ireland Agricultural Research and Development Council) is seeking applicants for a vacancy on its Board of Trustees and for places on its advisory committees. 

For the position of Trustee, a person with a background in finance and/or accounting is sought with a view to the successful candidate becoming Treasurer. The person should also have experience of corporate governance as well as a knowledge of and interest in the NI Agri-Food sector.

Cornwall Annual Field Day - Thursday, April 21, 2016

A great Grassland Society tradition takes place in Cornwall, whereby each year one of the four Grassland Societies there takes their turn at hosting the annual County Field Day. This year, that task was the privilege of South East Cornwall Grassland Society, an area with a mixture of farm types extending from the inland edge of Bodmin Moor to Looe and Fowey on the South-Cornish coast.

British Society of Plant Breeders’ new Youtube videos - Thursday, April 21, 2016

The British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB) has made a new series of information videos available on-line. The ‘Plant Breeding Matters’ series aims to engage as wide an audience as possible by highlighting the multiple benefits of plant breeding to everyday life – from innovation in our food, fuel and fibre products, to better sports facilities and enhanced protection of our countryside, biodiversity and natural environment.

See BGS at these events in 2016 - Thursday, April 21, 2016

The BGS events season has kicked off in style, with out first event of 2016 taking place yesterday (Wednesday 20th April) courtesy of Mark Verity and family at Radholme Launde Farm, near Clitheroe in Lancashire. The BGS-RABDF and AHDB Dairy Spring Farm Walk was a great success, with an excellent turnout, bright sunshine and plenty of grass.

We hope to see many of our members and potential new members at the following events over the coming months:

Tried and Tested information – reducing bacterial spread from manure and slurry - Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The nutrient management planning initiative ‘Tried and Tested’ has updated guidance on disposal of manure and slurry on its website, providing details of best practice disposal of manure and slurry to reduce spread of antibiotic resistance to the environment.

BGS have moved to Reaseheath! - Monday, January 4, 2016

The British Grassland Society have now relocated to new premises at Reaseheath College in Cheshire. This move places us at the heart of a major grassland farming region, whilst being at a land-based college puts us closer to some of the young people who will form the future of our industry.

Our contact details are:

British Grassland Society
Reaseheath
Nantwich
Cheshire
CW5 6DF

Telephone 01270 616464

Email addresses and the web address remain the same.

Office move today! - Thursday, December 17, 2015

Today is the day! BGS are currently busy finalising our move from our office at The Arthur Rank Building at Stoneleigh to our new office at Reaseheath College near Natwich, Cheshire.

Please be aware that the phone line and emails may be out of action for a large part of the day as our new line is connected. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to return to normal as soon as possible.

Our new contact details are:

British Grassland Society
Reaseheath
Nantwich
Cheshire 
CW5 6DF

Telephone 01270 616464

Christmas office closing dates - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Please note that the office will be closing for Christmas at 5pm on Wednesday 23rd December. The office will re-open on Monday 4th January 2016.

As of Thursday 17th December BGS have relocated to a new office at Reaseheath College. Contact details are as follows:

British Grassland Society
Reaseheath
Nantwich
Cheshire
CW5 6DF

Telephone: 01270 616464

Email addresses will remain the same.

Job vacancy - Part-time book keeper/ administrator - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Due to relocation from Warwickshire, the British Grassland Society seeks an experienced bookkeeper/administrator to assist in the office at Reaseheath College near Nantwich.

Bookkeeping duties include:
- Sales and purchase ledger
- Credit control
- Bank account reconciliation
- VAT returns and Gift Aid

Administration duties include:
- General office administration, including event bookings, telephone and email enquiries
- Helping to maintain membership databases and address lists
- Invoicing

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