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How to Plant Trees on Your Farm
  • Public Events
  • Bonar Bridge Ardgay Golf Club, Bonar Bridge, Sutherland IV24 3EJ
  • February 23, 2019, 10:00am
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A practical day event exploring the benefits of planting and managing trees on your land, including the chance to have a go at planting. Includes: Visit to Tulluch Tea croft (225) to look at planting trees and hedges for better land manageme...

How to Plant Trees on Your Farm (Bonar Bridge): woodland creation, management and funding (A Soil Association event)
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  • Bonar Bridge Ardgay Golf Club , Bonar Bridge IV24 3EJ
  • February 23, 2019, 10:00am
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A practical day event exploring the benefits of planting and managing trees on your land, including the chance to have a go at planting. Includes: Visit to Tulluch Tea croft (225) to look at planting trees and hedges for better land manageme...

Crofting Matters (Thurso)
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  • Bettyhill Village Hall , Thurso KW14 7SS
  • February 23, 2019, 11:00am
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This meeting will help crofters understand the record keeping and crofting processes required to help them keep their crofting enterprises sustainable now and in the future. Topics to be discussed include:- Guidance on Livestock Record...

Slurry Lagoon Storage & Construction – Dumfries
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  • Cummertrees Village Hall , Cummertrees Village Hall Cummertrees DG12 5QD
  • February 25, 2019, 10:30am
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An informative day looking at the planning, design and construction of slurry lagoons This meeting will highlight the main considerations for farmers who are thinking about building new slurry stores. Key Speakers Adrian Jones ...

Digestate: The facts – Moray
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  • The Mill House Hotel , Bridge of Tynet Buckie AB56 5HJ
  • February 25, 2019, 19:30pm
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There is a new plant producing digestate at Port Gordon. It is producing a PAS110 product and they are actively offering it to farmers in the area. It is a by-product and this recycling has the potential to improve farm efficiency while prod...

Getting Greener Grass: How to make the most of the grazing season (Inverness) – A Soil Association event
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  • Jurys Inn Inverness , Millburn Road Inverness IV2 3T
  • February 26, 2019, 10:00am
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With the combination of snow and drought last year, it’s likely that by the end of February your feed stocks will be getting low. But how can you get your animals out early if your grass hasn’t grown enough? Join us and pasture expert An...

Getting Greener Grass: How to make the most of the grazing season
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  • Jurys Inn Inverness, Millburn Road, Inverness, UK
  • February 26, 2019, 10:00am
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With the combination of snow and drought last year, it’s likely that by the end of February your feed stocks will be getting low. But how can you get your animals out early if your grass hasn’t grown enough? Join us and pasture expert An...

New Entrants to Farming Conference
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  • BT Murrayfield , BT Murrayfield, Roseburn Street Edinburgh EH12 5PJ
  • February 26, 2019, 10:30am
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The sixth annual gathering for the FAS New Entrants to Farming will be held to inform and inspire people entering the agricultural industry. This is a free event open to all with an interest in the future of Scottish Agriculture. The agenda incl...

Campbeltown Soil & Nutrient Network – 2nd Meeting
  • Public Events
  • Cairnbaan Hotel , Lochgilphead PA31 8SQ
  • February 26, 2019, 11:00am
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On our second visit to Dunadd (read about the first meeting here), Dr Bill Crooks will give an overview of the soils at Dunadd/Drumvore. On the back of analysis will discuss the importance of soil testing, getting the acidity and nutrients correct...

Getting Greener Grass: How to make the most of the grazing season
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  • Thainstone Agricultural Centre, Inverurie, UK
  • February 26, 2019, 19:00pm
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With the combination of snow and drought last year, it’s likely that by the end of February your feed stocks will be getting low. But how can you get your animals out early if your grass hasn’t grown enough? Join us and pasture expert An...

Getting Greener Grass: How to make the most of the grazing season (Inverurie) – A Soil Association event
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  • Thainstone Centre , Thainstone Inverurie AB51 5XZ
  • February 26, 2019, 19:00pm
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With the combination of snow and drought last year, it’s likely that by the end of February your feed stocks will be getting low. But how can you get your animals out early if your grass hasn’t grown enough? Join us and pasture expert An...

Getting Greener Grass: How to make the most of the grazing season (Perth) – A Soil Association event
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  • Gloagburn Farm Show , Tibbermore Perth PH1 1QL
  • February 27, 2019, 12:30pm
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With the combination of snow and drought last year, it’s likely that by the end of February your feed stocks will be getting low. But how can you get your animals out early if your grass hasn’t grown enough? Join us and pasture expert An...

Getting Greener Grass: How to make the most of the grazing season
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  • Gloagburn Farm Shop, Tibbermore, Perth
  • February 27, 2019, 12:30pm
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With the combination of snow and drought last year, it’s likely that by the end of February your feed stocks will be getting low. But how can you get your animals out early if your grass hasn’t grown enough? Join us and pasture expert An...

New Entrants to Farming: Joint Ventures (Stranraer)
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  • Green Valley Golf Academy , New Luce Road, Castle Kennedy Stranraer DG9 8SH
  • February 27, 2019, 19:30pm
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What are the opportunities for getting into farming? There are many barriers to buying land or taking on a tenancy, but what are the other options. This meeting will focus on share and contract farming agreements, the opportunities available and...

Set the Record Straight: Book-keeping for Smallholders (Ayr)
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  • SAC Consulting, J F Niven Building, Auchincruive, Ayr, UK
  • February 27, 2019, 19:30pm
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At this smallholders discussion group meeting attendees will learn about the statutory requirements when keeping poultry, pigs, sheep and cattle. This includes keeping movement records, medicine records, and keeping a record of the animals you kee...

Set the Record Straight: Book-keeping for Smallholders (Ayr)
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  • SAC Consulting, J F Niven Building, Auchincruive, Ayr KA6 5HW, UK
  • February 27, 2019, 19:30pm
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At this smallholders discussion group meeting attendees will learn about the statutory requirements when keeping poultry, pigs, sheep and cattle. This includes keeping movement records, medicine records, and keeping a record of the animals you kee...

Getting Greener Grass: How to make the most of the grazing season
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  • Best Western Dryfesdale Country House Hotel, Dryfebridge, Lockerbie, UK
  • February 28, 2019, 10:00am
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With the combination of snow and drought last year, it’s likely that by the end of February your feed stocks will be getting low. But how can you get your animals out early if your grass hasn’t grown enough? Join us and pasture expert An...

From Sapling to Sawmill
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  • Coul House Hotel , Coul House Hotel near Contin IV14 9ES
  • February 28, 2019, 10:00am
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This meeting will be an opportunity to discuss and explore the management techniques and common practices to maximise the income upon clear fell of commercial forests will also be covered. We will then look at income available through the Forestr...

Getting Greener Grass: How to make the most of the grazing season (Lockerbie) – A Soil Association event
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  • Best Western Dryfesdale Country House Hotel, Dryfebridge, Lockerbie DG11 2SF, UK
  • February 28, 2019, 10:00am
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With the combination of snow and drought last year, it’s likely that by the end of February your feed stocks will be getting low. But how can you get your animals out early if your grass hasn’t grown enough? Join us and pasture expert An...

Slurry Lagoon Storage & Construction – Campbeltown
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  • MACC , Campbeltown PA28 6NU
  • February 28, 2019, 10:30am
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An informative day looking at the planning, design and construction of slurry lagoons This meeting will highlight the main considerations for farmers who are thinking about building new slurry stores. Key Speakers Adrian Jones ...

Be the Solution to Diffuse Pollution – Nairn
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  • Cawdor Tavern , Nairn IV12 5XP
  • February 28, 2019, 10:30am
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Reducing diffuse pollution can have many benefits to your business such as reducing your fertiliser costs by applying fertiliser at the right time and the correct amounts. It can improve the condition of your soil if slurry or manure is applied i...

Getting Greener Grass: How to make the most of the grazing season (Melrose) – A Soil Association event
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  • The Townhouse Hotel, Market Square, Melrose TD6 9PQ, UK
  • February 28, 2019, 19:00pm
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With the combination of snow and drought last year, it’s likely that by the end of February your feed stocks will be getting low. But how can you get your animals out early if your grass hasn’t grown enough? Join us and pasture expert An...

Getting Greener Grass: How to make the most of the grazing season
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  • The Townhouse Hotel, Market Square, Melrose, UK
  • February 28, 2019, 19:00pm
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With the combination of snow and drought last year, it’s likely that by the end of February your feed stocks will be getting low. But how can you get your animals out early if your grass hasn’t grown enough? Join us and pasture expert An...

Slurry Lagoon Storage & Construction – Stranraer
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  • Green Valley Golf Academy , New Luce Road, Castle Kennedy Stranraer DG9 8SH
  • March 1, 2019, 10:30am
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An informative day looking at the planning, design and construction of slurry lagoons This meeting will highlight the main considerations for farmers who are thinking about building new slurry stores. Key Speakers Jim Campbell ...

Rush Control Roadshow 2019: how to tackle rushes on your farm
  • Public Events
  • Threepwood Farm, Galashiels
  • March 5, 2019, 10:00am
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Practical morning visit, including lunch, to Threepwood Farm where Colin Strang-Steel has been trying to increase the agricultural productivity of his rushy grassland. On the day you will: Learn how rushes grow with expert Ian Cairns of 5Agr...

Rush Control Roadshow 2019: how to tackle rushes on your farm (Scottish Borders)
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  • Threepwood Farm , Blainslie Galashiels TD1 2PY
  • March 5, 2019, 10:00am
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Practical morning visit, including lunch, to Threepwood Farm where Colin Strang-Steel has been trying to increase the agricultural productivity of his rushy grassland. On the day you will: Learn how rushes grow with expert Ian Cairns of 5Agr...

Slurry Lagoon Storage & Construction – Stirling
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  • Blair Drummond Hall , Kirk Lane Blair Drummond FK9 4UX
  • March 5, 2019, 10:15am
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An informative day looking at the planning, design and construction of slurry lagoons This meeting will highlight the main considerations for farmers who are thinking about building new slurry stores. Key Speakers Wull Dryburgh ...

Growing & Utilising Forage Crops (Kelso)
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  • Cross Keys Hotel , The Square Kelso TD5 7HL
  • March 5, 2019, 19:00pm
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Forage crops can provide business resilience against variable fodder supplies, low cost out-wintering and opportunities to expand farm output. Forward planning is key in ensuring their success and this meeting will cover the impact of crop choice,...

NVZ and Nutrient Budget Workshop – Laurencekirk
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  • Balmakewan Farm , Balmakewan Farm Laurencekirk AB30 1QX
  • March 6, 2019, 13:30pm
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Do you farm within the Stonehaven & Forfar areas of the Strathmore, Fife and Angus NVZ? NVZ rules have been in place within the Stonehaven and Forfar area for many years now but there are still issues arising from inspections. Thi...

Forage for Profit Workshop – Using Forage Crops to Plug the Feed Gap (Wigtown)
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  • Ballaird Farm, Wigtown , DG8 9BE
  • March 6, 2019, 15:00pm
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With the rising cost of imported feed, increasing quality and quantity of homegrown forage production can deliver many benefits to your business such as improved livestock performance, higher profits, increased biodiversity and reduce Carbon Footp...

New Entrants to Farming: Livestock Transport (Morayshire)
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  • Drummuir Hall , Keith AB55 5JE
  • March 6, 2019, 18:30pm
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At this meeting we will discuss transporting livestock, and the regulations surrounding the transport of cattle and sheep. This will include looking at the animals themselves before transporting, considerations while animals are in transit, journ...

New Entrants to Farming: Food Glorious Food (Skye)
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  • West Highland College UHI, Portree , Struan Road Portree IV51 9EG
  • March 6, 2019, 18:30pm
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Food Glorious Food’ is the next event for the Skye New Entrants Groups diary. Livestock nutrition is a very interesting subject, and the evening will focus on livestocks feeding needs, and how best to achieve this. It is very important to...

Commercial Beekeeping Knowledge Exchange
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  • Salutation Hotel , 30 - 34 South Street Perth PH2 8PH
  • March 7, 2019, 09:30am
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Beekeeping is about sharing knowledge. (Fully Booked) This event will bring together the commercial bee farmers in Scotland for a meeting with guest speakers in the bee farming industry. Hear from Keld Brandstrap on ’35 Years with Bu...

Rush Control Roadshow 2019: how to tackle rushes on your farm
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  • Ardgay IV24 3BS, UK
  • March 7, 2019, 10:00am
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Practical morning visit, including lunch, to the Croick Estate, where farmer James Hall has been trying to increase the agricultural productivity of his rushy grassland. On the day you will: • Learn how rushes grow with expert Ian Cairns o...

Rush Control Roadshow 2019: how to tackle rushes on your farm (Ardgay)
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  • Croick Estate , Ardgay IV24 3BS
  • March 7, 2019, 10:00am
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Practical morning visit, including lunch, to the Croick Estate, where farmer James Hall has been trying to increase the agricultural productivity of his rushy grassland. On the day you will: • Learn how rushes grow with expert Ian Cairns o...

How to Plant Trees on Your Farm: Woodland creation, management and funding
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  • Wester Auchentroig Farm, nr Buchlyvie, Stirlingshire
  • March 7, 2019, 13:00pm
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A practical afternoon event exploring the benefits of planting and managing trees on your land. Includes: Visit to Wester Auchentroig Farm, where farmer Euan Duff has planted seven hectares of broadleaf hardwoods on unproductive, wet ground...

Rush Control Roadshow 2019: how to tackle rushes on your farm (Skye)
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  • 9 Waterloo , Fearann Eilean Iarmain Skye IV42 8QE
  • March 8, 2019, 10:00am
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Practical morning visit, including lunch, to two crofts at Waterloo, where Cheryl McIntyre has been trying to increase the agricultural productivity of her rushy grassland. On the day you will: Learn how rushes grow with expert Ian Cairns of...

Rush Control Roadshow 2019: how to tackle rushes on your farm
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  • 9 Waterloo, Fearann Eilean Iarmain, Skye IV42 8QE
  • March 8, 2019, 10:00am
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Practical morning visit, including lunch, to two crofts at Waterloo, where Cheryl McIntyre has been trying to increase the agricultural productivity of her rushy grassland. On the day you will: Learn how rushes grow with expert Ian Cairns of...

Rushes & Grassland & Croft Improvement
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  • Coigach Community Hall , Achiltibuie IV26 2YG
  • March 8, 2019, 11:00am
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Does your croft have rush infested grassland? Do you have waterlogged, acid soils? This event is targeted at crofters who are looking of ways to improve long-term grazing of rush infested land. The day will cover what is needed to addr...

New Entrants to Farming: Making Tax Digital (North East)
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  • The Thainstone House Hotel , The Thainstone House Hotel Inverurie AB51 5NT
  • March 14, 2019, 19:00pm
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Come along to our evening meeting looking into making tax digital, with guest speaker from Johnston and Carmichael, explaining the requirements of Making Tax Digital and what it will mean for your business. With Making Tax Digital coming in with t...

Restocking, regeneration and restructuring of your woodland (Dingwall)
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  • Dingwall Market , Humberston Dingwall IV15 9TP
  • March 15, 2019, 10:00am
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This meeting will be an opportunity to discuss and explore the management techniques and common practices to successfully establish the next rotation of woodland following clear-felling. It will also look at funding options available through the F...

New Entrants to Farming: Collaborative Farming (Borders)
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  • Kaimflat Farm , Kelso TD5 7QN
  • March 21, 2019, 13:30pm
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The next Borders FAS New Entrant meeting will be held on Thursday 7th March, 1.30pm at Kaimflat, Kelso, TD5 7QN. Collaborative farming can offer alternative income sources and help build business resilience as we prepare for the uncertaintie...

Ethical Farming Conference: Scalable Sustainable Solutions
  • Public Events
  • Rainton, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas DG7 2DR
  • May 16, 2019, 00:00am
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Thursday 16th May 2019, Rainton Farm in South West Scotland. Tickets: £100 +VAT. Booking will open 22nd February. Those who have pre-registered for the event will receive a link to book a couple of days earlier. You can pre-register...

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