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Soil Association Scotland courses - one for pig keepers
« on: November 24, 2015, 05:00:10 pm »
Dear All
Please see details of our forthcoming events below. We would be really grateful if you could circulate these to your networks and put them on your websites as appropriate. Please donít hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries or would like to book a place.
Many thanks,
Lyn and David
Your Soil: making it work for you, Ardshiel Hotel, Campbeltown, Thursday 26th November, 7.30pm
A practical evening meeting with James Bretherton, Agscope looking at the most vital asset on your farm: SOIL. Knowing what youíve got & how to help increase its productivity.  Discussing soil analysis, physical soil assessment, fertility & answering your soil related questions. The event includes a BYO soil hands on session. Free of charge to farmers and land managers & £40.00 plus VAT to others. Booking is required, so refreshments & packs can be provided. For further information please call Lyn 07899 791748 or email
Supported by SRDPís Skills Development Scheme, in partnership with  Forestry Commission Scotland, Duchy Originals and Zero Waste Scotland
Feeding silage to pigs trial: Tasting session, Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, Wednesday 2nd December
A pork tasting morning session to compare the taste of pork from pigs that have been fed a standard ration compared to pigs fed on an alternative ration containing silage.  Does an alternative ration affect taste?  For further information call David on 07718 570 946 or email
SOIL: Knowing what youíve got & making it work for you.  Practical hands-on day with James Bretherton, Agscope, includes BYO soil &  soil analysis session
Wednesday 20th January,  Glenluce
Thursday 21st January, Thankerton
Friday 22nd January, Galashiels
Tuesday 16th February, Tain
Wednesday 17th February, Aboyne
Thursday 18th February, Dunkeld
Funded by The Scottish Government & The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development with partner funding from QMS, Forestry Commission  Scotland & Duchy Future Farming
Field Labs: an opportunity to test ideas
A new Field Lab programme has recently been launched, bringing agricultural research directly to the field and working out effective practical approaches to tackling real problems in sustainable farming. Each Field Lab will bring farmers together with a researcher and dedicated facilitator. For more information or to get involved contact David Michie on 07718 570946 or email
Funded by The Scottish Government & The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development with partner funding from QMS, Forestry Commission  Scotland & Duchy Future Farming.
Harlaw Hydro NFUS RDI Open Day, 25th November
Lyn White| Agricultural Development Manager| Scottish Farming Innovation Network | Soil Association Scotland| M: 07899 791748
David Michie | Agricultural Development Manager | Soil Association Scotland | 07718 570 946 | 0131 666 2474


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