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Upcoming Events

Please find details of all upcoming LEAF events, including Open Farm Sunday events and LEAF related events. For more information on any of these events please get in touch.

The 2014 Nuffield Farming Arden Conference

Wednesday 23rd April 2014 – Thursday 24th April 2014

How can farming learn from science to improve the nutritional value of our food? 

23rd - 24th April 2014

At Harper Adams University, by kind permission of the Vice Chancellor Dr David Llewellyn.

Download the flyer here and the booking form here.

 

 


Open Farm Sunday Information Events

Tuesday 4th February 2014 – Sunday 4th May 2014

Whether you are thinking of opening your farm to the public for Open Farm Sunday for the first time this year, or you are a regular farm visit host, these information events will feature something for you.

Each event will include all the latest information and top tips on promoting your event, health and safety, activities, getting your message across and much more.

Click here to see all the events >

 


The Big Food Group: water - what is the issue?

Thursday 20th March 2014, 15:00 – 20:30

One of the main factors limiting future food production, our health and our well-being will be water. This scarce resource is facing heavy and unsustainable demand from users of all kinds, and farmers increasingly have to compete for water with urban residents and industries. Current weather patterns have also highlighted the role of farmland in protecting urban areas from water. More sustainable uses for water that look at efficiency, its long term use, storage, health, availability and the value of water to the natural environment are essential.

The Big Food Group Debates are a rare opportunity to spend time deliberating some of the most important challenges in farming with leading industry professionals.

Speakers

  • Lord Chris Smith, Environment Agency 
  • Eric Ober, NIAB TAG
  • Andrew Francis LEAF Demonstration Farmer, Elveden Estate
  • Carlo Laurenzi OBE, The London Wildlife Trust
  • Martin Ross, South West Water/Rivers Trust Chairman

Places for the event are limited. Please ensure you have booked by the 10th March 2014. To book a place please contact newmarket@smithsgore.co.uk or 01638 665848.

Download the flyer here for more information >

The event is charged at £50 per attendee.

 


 

Biobeds

Tuesday 25th March 2014, 10:30 – 14:30

You are invited to a joint LEAF and CSF event at F. R. W. Farrington & Son, Northamptonshire (NN9 6BP). This event will look at:

  • Biobeds - Why are they needed? What considerations should be made before, during and after construction? What are the benefits?
  • Diffuse water pollution issues

Speaker: Charles Bentley, ADAS

To book your place at this FREE event, please contact LEAF on 024 7641 3911 or events@leafuk.org.

Download the event flyer here.

 


Soil: Keeping it in the field

Thursday 6th March 2014, 10:30 – 14:30

You are invited to join a LEAF and CSF event at Sutton Estates in Lincolnshire (LN7 6DY). This event will look at:

  • Management practices used to reduce surface run-off
  • Diffuse water pollution issues

Speaker: Philip Wright, Wright Resolutions Ltd

To book your place at this FREE event, please contact LEAF on 02476 413911 or events@leafuk.org

Download the flyer for the event here.


Spray Washings: Biobeds, Biofilters and Phytobacs

Thursday 6th March 2014, 10:30 – 14:30

You are invited to a joint LEAF, CSF and Bayer CropScience event at Russell Smith Farms in Cambridgeshire (CB22 4QF). This event will look at practical solutions to sprayer washings including:

  • Biobeds and Biofilters – why are they needed? What considerations should be made before, during and after construction? What are the benefits?
  • Phytobac – a closed system biobed: the first known installation in the UK of this next generation biobed, which may be permitted for wider future use
  • Diffuse water pollution issues

Speaker: Bill Basford, Independent Consultant - Biobeds

To book your place at this FREE event, please contact LEAF on 024 7641 3911 or events@leafuk.org.

Download the event flyer here.