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This is the third year of this group and will build on the success of the previous year. Farming can be a lonely profession and the group provides an ideal opportunity for organic farmers and those thinking of going organic to meet and exchange ideas, learn from each other and current research.

During this first year we introduced the idea of benchmarking and how important it can be in improving business performance. The group has filled a gap and is well supported, making a positive difference and improving efficiency and performance of organic farming businesses and those thinking of going organic. It is supported by both SOPA and the Scottish Soil Association.

A powerpoint slide presented at a recent meeting can be read here.

Newsletters with relevant up to date information are available to download and read along with useful guides.

July 2020

August 2020

September 2020

October 2020

December 2020

Organic Market Key Messages

Grassland & Herbal Leys – Species Guide

Organic Conversion – Step by Step Guide





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