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Open Farm Sunday 2016 – Public engagement reaches new high

Open Farm Sunday 2016 – Public engagement reaches new high

  Public engagement with farming is at an all-time high, following this weekend’s Open Farm Sunday (5th June), say organisers LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming). It is estimated that once again, over 250,000 people flocked to discover the world of farming on Sunday. Nearly 400 farms welcomed visitors of all ages, who also engaged heavily […]

Say hello to the ‘Blacknose Beauties’

Say hello to the ‘Blacknose Beauties’

It has been announced today that the Valais Blacknose Sheep Society UK is to host the UK’s very first National Show and Sale dedicated to the Valais Blacknose Sheep – ‘Blacknose Beauties’. This, their first ever Valais Blacknose National Show and Sale will be held at Harrison & Hetherington’s Borderway Mart, Carlisle, on Saturday 20th […]

Worcestershire Young Farmers Annual County Show Celebrating 68 Years!!

Worcestershire Young Farmers Annual County Show Celebrating 68 Years!!

Over 350 Worcestershire Young Farmers will be showcasing their talents at their 68th Annual County Show on Saturday 28th May. “The County Show is the highlight of the Young Farmers Calendar,” explains show Chairman, Tom Worthington. “It’s fantastic to see all the members competing and having fun!’’ “The day will see ten clubs from the […]

The Economist Sustainability Summit 2016

The Economist Sustainability Summit 2016

Leading figures from business, academia, finance and policy have called for greater ambition and imagination from industry and governments worldwide in order to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Gathering in London for the two-day Sustainability Summit 2016, hosted by The Economist Events, prominent industry figureheads discussed the key environmental challenges facing the […]

DEFRA’s open by default creates opportunities for new types of agri-tech application

DEFRA’s open by default creates opportunities for new types of agri-tech application

3D visualisations of landscapes, real time data on water quality and levels, market data on stocks of cereals held on farms and usage of cereals by maltsters – these are just some of the diversity of data to be made available by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in June 2016 creating […]

Agricultural success for Egypt at FRUIT LOGISTICA 2016

Agricultural success for Egypt at FRUIT LOGISTICA 2016

More than 90 Egyptian companies supported the Egyptian Agriculture Export Council by exhibiting under its banner at FRUIT LOGISTICA 2016. Their participation, in an area of more than 1,700 m2, did not go unnoticed, capturing the attention of hundreds of international enterprises from all over the world. Egypt, which was the official Partner Country of […]

Rain doesn’t stop play at the Winter Fair

Rain doesn’t stop play at the Winter Fair

The weather was atrocious and the carparks took a battering, but the spirit of the Royal Welsh Winter Fair still shone through with thousands of steadfast and loyal visitors braved the elements and proved to all what a fantastic and unmissable event the annual Winter Fair has become over the past 26 years. With an […]

LEAF calls on farmers to ‘Share Your Story’

LEAF calls on farmers to ‘Share Your Story’

LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has announced an exciting new campaign to inspire and encourage more farmers to open their gates for next year’s Open Farm Sunday on the 5th June 2016. ‘Share Your Story’ will call on all farmers to get involved to share their story – from how crops are grown, animals cared […]

Farming conference asks “what’s holding back the next generation?”

Farming conference asks “what’s holding back the next generation?”

Almost 300 farmers, students, landowners and agriculturalists came to the South of England Farming Conference to join a debate on ‘What’s holding back the next generation of farmers?’ chaired by Charlotte Smith, BBC1’s ‘Countryfile’ and Radio 4’s ‘Farming Today’ presenter, at the South of England Showground in Ardingly recently [November 16]. A panel of young […]

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