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Soil Health & Regenerative Agriculture for Livestock Farms - Intro

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Gamblesby Community Centre

Bonnie Mount

Gamblesby

CA10 1JB

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Soil Health & Regenerative Agriculture for Livestock Farms - Part 1 - Introduction

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<<< Soil Health - Pasture Health - Whole Farm Planning >>>

- Ever wanted to know what it is that makes grass grow rapidly and in drought?

- Want to know how to convert hard consolidated soil into friable top soil?

- Like to know how to create the most beneficial environment for stock on your farm?

On this short course (10 - 3:45pm), lead by Niels Corfield, you will:

• Learn the whys and wherefores of regenerative agriculture and whole-farm health on grazed operations, and

• Be introduced to new ways of thinking about the "farming problem" and new ways to monitor your farm.

Objectives

• Improving soil health / pasture health

• Reducing reliance on external inputs or contractor services

• Improving animal welfare and comfort in-field

• Identifying opportunities for out-wintering & season extension

• Getting feedback on-farm: monitoring & data, on-farm trials

Topics

• Soils & soil health: cover cropping, cultivation strategies etc

• Grazing management, mob grazing & planned grazing

• Time-saving strategies for management of land & livestock

• Overseeding existing pasture & establishing new covers

• Hedge management for function & biodiversity

• Trees on farm & agroforestry

• Monitoring & data gathering

• Water - infrastructure & layout

• Fencing – temporary/permanent

• Access - tracks, gates etc

• Yards & materials handling

• Nutrient/manure management - composting, deep bedding etc

• Trials & feedback - exclusion cages, split-field treatments etc

• Landscape, climate & ecology

• Water capture & redistribution – rainwater, ponds etc

Who is this Training Suitable for?

• Farmers

• Graziers, herdsmen & shepherds

• Landowners

• Farm & estate managers

• New entrants

• Ecologists & advisors

Tools & Technology

• Field Margin app - https://www.fieldmargin.com/

• Sectormentor for Soil app - https://soils.sectormentor.com/

What to Bring

• Packed Lunch

• Notebook, pens etc

• Camera/smartphone (optional)

• Boots & clothing for farm walk

• Farm maps (optional)

Schedule

09:30 – 10:00 Arrivals

10:00 – 10:45 Soil Health Under Pasture – Principles & Theory

10:45 – 11:30 Pasture Health – Management & Practices

11:30 – 11:45 Coffee Break

11:45 – 12:30 Whole Farm Planning – Fences, Water, Trees etc

12:30 – 13:15 Q&A, Discussion

13:15 – 13:45 --------------------- Lunch ----------------------------

13:45 – 14:45 Farm Walk & In-Field Monitoring Demonstration

14:45 – 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 – 15:45 Introduction to Grazing Planning & Grazing Charts

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Gamblesby Community Centre

Bonnie Mount

Gamblesby

CA10 1JB

United Kingdom

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