This is the second 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.
January AECS Schemes and links to podcasts and publications
February Rotational grazing and succession planning funding
March Carbon and protein, livestock marketing and dynamic health planning
April Soil conservation, components of soil health management practices and earthworms.
June Organic rotation and grazing residuals
July Separating siblings at weaning, maternal ability EBV and improving forage crop utilisation
August Faecal egg counts and linking with EBVs
September Reducing risk of growing organic crops, deferred grazing utilisation tips, sustainable worm control
July Rural Leadership, RISS, Leatherjackets
August Past meeting summaries
September Nutrient top tips and SACGS
October Barnside Farm, find out their achievements and philosophy’s
December Organic market
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