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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. 

Super-G photo competition - Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Super-G project is a European project involving 20 organisations in 14 different countries aiming to develop sustainable permanent pasture systems that also meet environmental objectives.

As part of the project they are holding a photo competition.  The competition categories are:

1. Wildlife and biodiversity

Strategic Farmers required - Friday, March 29, 2019

AHDB are looking for five new farms to take part in their Strategic Farm Programme, which has been set up to demonstrate the benefits of implementing best practice on farms and improve the financial performance of businesses
There are already 11 farms, mainly focused around suckler production, participating in the programme. This year they are looking to recruit farms from a range of systems but predominantly sheep businesses.

The programme targets key areas which influence business performance, including:

Agri-environmental job vacancies at Reaseheath College - Friday, March 29, 2019

There are four agri-environmental job vacancies at Reaseheath College.

For more details, click on the job titles in the list below.

1.  Lead Agri-Environment Advisor - Middle Dee, Cheshire 

2.  Agri-environment Advisor - Middle Dee, Cheshire


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