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FREE EVENT: FABulous Farmers Learning network session - Norfolk

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FABulous Farmers is a new European project designed to support farmers in the transition to more agro-ecological practices on their farms.

FREE EVENT: FABulous Farmers Learning network session - Norfolk

Event date: 02/10/2019 10:00 - 15:00 Export event

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
10am - 3pm

Ken Hill Estate
Heacham Bottom
Snettisham
King's Lynn
Norfolk
PE31 7PQ

About this Event

The event aims to introduce the concept of farming to improve functional agro- biodiversity (FAB) with a focus on one key practice identified by attendees at an initial meeting as being of interest, namely cover crops within primarily arable rotations.

There is an opportunity to set up a group, supported by the FABulous Farmers Programme (funded by Interreg) to look at how best to achieve greater functional agro – biodiversity on-farm, whilst maintaining farm profitability. Activities the group could decide to carry out include on-farm testing of the various FAB practices, regular discussion sessions and benchmarking to measure the impact of adopting FAB practices.

Agenda

10 am Refreshments and introductions
10.30 am Introduction to the Ken Hill Estate. 
Nick Padwick
10.50 am What does farming to improve functional agro biodiversity mean, how can it be done and what are the benefits?
Liz Bowles
11.15 am Cover crops, choice and management.
Kate Smith
12 pm Farm walk
Nick Padwick
1.30 pm Lunch (provided)
2.30 pm Next step
Liz Bowles
3 pm Meeting ends

 

How to book

Click HERE to book your FREE place.

For further event information please contact hnorman@soilassociation.org

The Centre for ecology and hydrology, Farm carbon cutting toolkit, The National Trust and the Soil Association have joined forces with partners across North-West Europe to deliver FABulous Farmers, a project designed to support farmers to transition towards more agroecological practices on their farms. The project aims to assist farmers to increase on-farm efficiency and reduce their reliance on external inputs by increasing the functional agro-biodiversity (FAB) on their farms.

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