WELCOME TO OUR 5TH CONFERENCE!
JANUARY 6TH - 7TH 2014
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The 2014 programme will be split into two main sections, each of which requires a separate ticket (as does the Monday evening dinner):
This will look at ways to actually achieve the agrarian renaissance that we believe is necessary. In a range of presentations, panel discussions and workshops this strand will cover issues ranging from help and advice to those who want to become farmers to a look at the academic and political landscape and how far it can help promote Real Farming.
The ticket for Building the Renaissance gives you access to New Generation, New Ideas (Turl Street Kitchen) and Big Picture Thinking (Jesus College) looking at some of the wider issues including the science, economics and politics of agriculture.
These will feature farmers who have made their farms more resilient and less dependent on bought inputs, particularly chemicals. The emphasis will be on improving enterprise margins by boosting soil fertility and so making the land more productive.
There will be two farm days:
Day 1 - Arable, covering agro-forestry, pasture cropping and the use of composts and compost teas to improve soil life
Day 2 - Livestock, covering mob grazing, species diversity in pastures, the best breeds for grazing systems.
CELEBRATING 2014 - THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FAMILY FARMING
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