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Soil Health & Regenerative Agriculture for Livestock Farms - Introduction

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 09:30 to 16:00

An introduction - Niels Corfield courses and workshops

Soil Health - Pasture Health - Whole Farm Planning

• Ever wanted to know what it is that makes grass grow rapidly and in drought?

• Want to know how to convert consolidated soil into friable top soil that doesn’t saturate?

• Like to know how to create the most beneficial environment for stock on your farm?

 

On this course, you will:

• Learn the whys and wherefores of regenerative agriculture and whole-farm health on grazed operations, and

• Be introduced to new ways of thinking about the "farming problem" and new ways to monitor your farm.

 

Objectives

• Improving soil health / pasture health

• Improving drainage and water holding on your land

• Growing more and better forage

• Reducing reliance on external inputs or contractor services

• Identifying opportunities for out-wintering & season extension

• Getting feedback on-farm: monitoring & data, on-farm trials

 

Topics

• Understanding soil health: soil health principles for graziers

• Learning to read your soil and pasture

• Principles of grazing management

• Grazing management systems: mob grazing & planned grazing

• Time-saving strategies for management of land & livestock

• Overseeding existing pasture & establishing new covers

• Monitoring & data gathering

 

Who is this Training Suitable for?

• Farmers

• Graziers, herdsmen & shepherds

• Landowners

• Farm & estate managers

• New entrants

• Ecologists & advisors

 

Tools & Technology

• Field Margin app - https://www.fieldmargin.com/

• Sectormentor for Soil app - https://soils.sectormentor.com/

 

What to Bring

• Packed Lunch

• Notebook, pens etc

• Camera/smartphone (optional)

• Boots & clothing for farm walk

• Farm maps (optional)

 

COST:  £54.49 – £113.78

 

LOCATION: 

Stonegate Village Hall

Forge Field

Stonegate

TN5 7ED

 

For more inofrmation and to purchase tickets follow: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/soil-health-regenerative-agriculture-for-livestock-farms-introduction-tickets-87983941337