Agricology Open Day @ Daylesford, 14th September

What could a sustainable farm look like?  

Agricology are hosting an Open Day at Daylesford Organic Farm.  Farm Manager Richard Smith will lead a tour of the diverse enterprises at Daylesford with input by specialist speakers from our partner organisations.  The tour offers a practical demonstration of sustainable farming, set amongst a progressive system with reference to research and ecological approaches, regardless of labels.

Refreshments, lunch and the farm tour will also provide an excellent opportunity to share ideas and practical experiences with fellow farmers. 

Click here to book your place 

The day will start at 10.30 with refreshments

The farm tour will include:

  • Friesians and the dairy (incl vet meds & husbandry), including Gloucester Cattle
  • Market garden & field horticulture
  • Beef and sheep - breed selection for low input systems 
  • Laying hens and Turkeys
  • Forage crops, pastures & cover crops
  • Integrating livestock into arable
  • Honey bees & other pollinators
  • Arable (incl weed management, pests & diseases)
  • Wetlands, hedges, woods and other habitats
  • Renewable energy                    

The speaker line-up includes representatives from the following organisations:

  • Nicola Bradbear, Bees for Development
  • Katie Bliss, Agricology
  • Alistair Leake, GWCT’s Allerton Project
  • Susanne Padel, Organic Research Centre
  • Ian Wilkinson, Cotswold Seeds
  • Nicola Cannon, Royal Agricultural University
  • Sam Baldwyn, Hook Norton Veterinary Practice
  • Richard Smith, Jez Taylor and Tim Field of Daylesford Organic Farm
  • Kate Pressland, Innovative Farmers
  • Alice Midmer, LEAF
  • Georgina Key, AHDB

Future Policy & a final word, close at 1600

Click here to book your place, £40 per person including lunch and refreshments