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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.

May               Grazing

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

Organic Conversion


Organic Updates





Case Study



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