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BGS Summer Meeting 2020 - Postponed - Thursday, March 26, 2020

BGS 2020 Summer Meeting Postponed.

Due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 virus, BGS and the Northern Ireland Summer Meeting Organising Committee have taken the difficult but necessary decision to postpone the meeting due to take place at the end of June this year until 2021.  We are now planning for the meeting to take place at the end of June 2021, further details will follow as soon as they are confirmed.

Spring Farm Walks postponed - Monday, March 16, 2020

After very careful consideration the decision has been taken to postpone the Spring Farm Walks due to be held on the 21st and 23rd of April.

Research Conference Postponed - Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Unfortunately, due to the rapidly changing situation with the COVID-19 virus, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 13th British Grassland Society Research Conference that was due to take place on 26th and 27th M

Grazing Mentors Farm Walk - Monday, January 27, 2020

On Thursday 5th March we will be holding a farm walk at the 300-cow dairy unit of Duncan and Sarah Howie, at Welbatch Farm, Hook-a-Gate near Shrewsbury.  Registration opens at 10.30, and the walk will start at 11.00 am prompt.

Permanent grassland management survey - Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Horizon 2020 SUPER-G project (Sustainable Permanent Grassland Systems - is carrying out a survey to improve understanding of how permanent grassland is managed and perceived by farmers. 

This will help inform the focus for innovation and new agri-environment schemes in the different participating countries, including England and Northern Ireland. 

Grassland Management Learning Tool Workshop - Thursday, January 16, 2020

A project (funded by NERC/SARIC) is developing a Grassland Management Learning Tool and is holding two workshops in February to demonstrate the tool and solicit feedback. The workshops are aimed at consultants, advisers and interested farmers who want to improve grassland management and planning.

Grassland Symposium, Australia - Monday, December 9, 2019

Resilience in the face of change - pastures for the future

The Australian Grassland Association Inc. are holding a pasture focussed symposium from July 6–9 2020 at the University of Western Australia, Perth Australia.

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.


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