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Win dinner with Kit Harington – Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow

Win dinner with Kit Harington – Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow

Win dinner with Kit Harington who plays Jon Snow in the hit series ‘Game of Thrones’, in exchange for funding Longlands Care Farm near Bromyard in Herefordshire, which has launched an appeal for a new headquarters. Kit, whose family is local, is patron of the farm, and he’s offering the dinner at the acclaimed Green […]

Agricultural research receives multi-million pound boost

Agricultural research receives multi-million pound boost

UK universities and agricultural research centres which improve the resilience, sustainability and quality of major crops will benefit from a funding package worth around £5.3 million over five years, Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced today. The funding will go to four leading agricultural research centres to help develop new technologies and environmentally friendly production for […]

HRH The Prince of Wales launches Farm Resilience Programme at Louth Livestock Market

HRH The Prince of Wales launches Farm Resilience Programme at Louth Livestock Market

Today (19th March) HRH The Prince of Wales attended Louth Livestock Market, to announce that Louth will be a new location for year three of The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme, and meet with key stakeholders involved in saving the mart. HRH took the opportunity to announce that the Farm Resilience Programme, run by The Prince’s […]

N8 AgriFood success in securing £1.5m funding

N8 AgriFood success in securing £1.5m funding

N8 universities have been successful in securing more than £1.5m of funding through six awards from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Innovation Club (SARIC). SARIC, a public-private partnership, is a collaboration between three research councils (BBSRC, NERC, and ESRC*) and 12 private partners to address some of the challenges of sustainable intensification in agriculture. Ten […]

AHDB issues call for new studentship proposals

AHDB issues call for new studentship proposals

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is inviting applications for a slice of £1 million in funding for postgraduate studentships. A call for proposals for up to 15 PhDs has been issued to UK universities, colleges and research institutes as part of AHDB’s work to develop a new tranche of agricultural and horticultural scientific […]

EU Horizon 2020 funding won by Gloucestershire researchers

EU Horizon 2020 funding won by Gloucestershire researchers

A research institute at the University of Gloucestershire has been successful in consortia bids for two EU Horizon 2020 research projects which will bring over 850,000 Euros to the University over the next five years. The Countryside and Community Research Institute, which specialises in rural research, is based at the University’s Oxstalls campus. Horizon 2020 […]

£6m funding to improve UK livestock health

£6m funding to improve UK livestock health

Funding for eight projects that aim to improve the health of livestock within the UK has been announced by the Animal Health Research Club (ARC). The club, whose members include Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and other industry organisations, has allocated over £6 million in the second round of funding. In total, £10.8 million […]

FUW discovers great enthusiasm among Gwent’s younger farmers

FUW discovers great enthusiasm among Gwent’s younger farmers

More than 80 younger Gwent farmers turned up to a packed meeting organised by the county branch of the FUW recently to help explain the various schemes and grants available to assist farmers under 40. During the meeting at the King of Prussia public house in Abergavenny farm liaison officers Steve Meredith and Jane Walters […]

DigitalCity companies hold preview of completed farming documentary

DigitalCity companies hold preview of completed farming documentary

Two previews of the independent documentary Addicted to Sheep have been held for stakeholders and members of the local community in Upper Teesdale. The film documents a year in the life of Tom and Kay Hutchinson and their three school age children as they farm a flock of pedigree Swaledale sheep in beautiful, but remote, […]

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