Wednesday 2nd October 2019
10am - 3pm
Ken Hill Estate
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.
||Refreshments and introductions
||Introduction to the Ken Hill Estate.
||What does farming to improve functional agro biodiversity mean, how can it be done and what are the benefits?
||Cover crops, choice and management.
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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.