Events

Upcoming events

Mob grazing gives you more: a practical introduction for livestock & arable farmers

26 June

10:00 - 15:30

Soil Association Scotland event

The Bothy, Comielaw Farm, Pittenweem, Fife

What is it? Why would you do it? How do you do it? Assessing practical benefits and performance on the ground.

Come along to hear and discuss what mob grazing could do for your business.

Includes visit to Balcaskie Estate.

Speakers: Tom Chapman, Farmer and mob grazing specialist and Sam Parsons, Estate Manager.

Free to farmers and land managers.

Lunch will be provided.

Booking is essential. Book online here or for more information call Lyn on 07899 791 748, or email.

Buzzing About Grassland

26 July - Inverkip Community Hub, Kip Park Main Street, Greenock

10:30 - 15:00

(Book online here)

27 July - Grant Arms Hotel, 25 The Square, Grantown on Spey

10:30 - 15:00

(Book online here)

Species rich grassland meadows are an important part of our farming landscape; providing habitats for birds, pollinators, and areas of nutritionally low fodder to manage sheep condition on.

How can we better utilise these areas within our farming systems and what revenue is available for managing these areas through AECS? How can we profit from these native pastures

This event is open to all and free to attend. Places are strictly limited and booking is essential.

Lunch is included. The event will include a trip to Ardgowan Estate.

If you’re a farmer, crofter or land manager, book your free place now. These sessions are expected to fill up quickly.

Book online via the links above, or if you prefer you can call Sarah on 07800 841 822, or email smillar@soilassociation.org.

Big Butterfly Count

20 July - 12 August

A nationwide survey of butterflies to help assess populations - simply count butterflies on the farm for 15 minutes during bright (preferably sunny) weather during the big butterfly count and submit your results.

If you want to, you can even submit separate records for different dates at the same place, and for different locations.

Results can be submitted online at www.bigbutterflycount.org or by using the big butterfly count smartphone app.

More information is available on the Big Butterfly Count website

 

The Importance of Pollinators

25 July

10:00 - 15:00

Old Chalk New Downs event

Trosley Country Park, Vigo Village, Gravesend

Project partner Buglife presents a fascinating insight into the world of pollinating insects. Aimed at landowners and managers, this course will help you help these endangered yet essential creatures.

Booking essential. Please contact Hilary.Hunter@kent.gov.uk