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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 - www.super-g.eu) 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

GRASS BREEDING CENTENARY CONFERENCE CELEBRATES LASTING IMPACT

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. 

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