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Rosemary

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Soil Association Scotland Events Spring 2019
« on: January 24, 2019, 01:30:39 pm »
Fantastic range of courses from Soil Association Scotland
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[/color]Making Woodland Work for You: creation and funding[/size]
[/color]Wednesday 13th February, Lanark Agricultural Centre, 12.30–3.30pm.[/size]
[/color]A practical event looking at the benefits of woodland creation and how to fund it, as well as how to manage existing woodland. Sheep and beef farmer Andrew Barbour of Mains of Fincastle, Pitlochry, will be talking about his experience of planting trees. Other speakers are from Forestry Commission Scotland, Woodland Trust, Scottish Woodlands and SRUC. Come along to discover what trees can do for your farm business. Free to farmers, foresters and land managers. Lunch will be provided. Booking essential. Book online, call Lyn on 07899 791 748 or email. Supported by Forestry Commission Scotland.[/size]
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[/color]Healthy Land, Healthy People, Healthy Profits: talk on Holistic Management with farmer Tony McQuail[/size]
[/color]Tuesday 12th Feb 2019, 7–9pm, Anstruther Town Hall, Fife[/size]
[/color]What is Holistic Management? Come along to hear Canadian farmer and educator Tony McQuail explain how this ‘whole farm’ approach to management made his business more productive and profitable, whilst helping the family feel that the farm was ‘working for them’. He will explain key Holistic Management principles such as goal-setting, decision-making, planned grazing, infrastructure planning and soil monitoring. He will share how they impacted on his own family satisfaction, farm sustainability and planning for succession. Talk will be followed by Q&A. Includes screening of Tall Grass Grazing, a short film showing farmers in Scotland trialling mob grazing as part of a holistic management approach.[/size]
[/color]Free to farmers and land managers. Includes soup and refreshments from 6.30pm. Booking essential. Book [/color]online or email Clem: csandison@soilassociation.org
[/color]Funding for this activity is made available through the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union), with partner funding from Quality Meat Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Innovative Farmers and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.[/i][/color][/size]
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[/color]How to Plant Trees on Your Farm: woodland creation, management and funding[/size]
[/color]Saturday 23rd February  10am–3.30pm, Bonar Bridge Ardgay Golf Club, Sutherland[/size]
[/color]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:[/size][/color]Visit to Tulluch Tea croft (225) to look at planting trees and hedges for better land management[/size]Visit to Migdale Woods to find out how to get more out of the trees you haveHands-on planting demonstration Funding information from Forestry Commission Scotland and the Woodland Trust Scotland[/size]FREE to farmers, crofters, foresters and land managers. Includes lunch. Booking essential. Book online, call Jane on 0131 666 2474, or email. Funding for this activity is made available through the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union), with partner funding from Quality Meat Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Innovative Farmers and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.[/font][/size][/color] [/size][/color]Getting Greener Grass[/size][/color]How to make the most of your grazing season[/size][/color]Tuesday 26th February, Jurys Inn, Inverness, 10am–1pm, including lunch[/size][/color]Tuesday 26th February, Thainstone Agricultural Centre, Inverurie, 7–10pm[/size][/color]Wednesday 27th February, Gloagburn Farm Shop, Tibbermore, Perth, 12.30–3.30pm, including lunch[/size][/color]Thursday 28th February, Best Western Dryfesdale Country House Hotel, Lockerbie, 10am–1pm, including lunch[/size][/color]Thursday 28th February, The Townhouse Hotel, Melrose, 7–10pm[/size][/color]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 Andre van Barneveld of Graise Consultancy to find out how to make practical decisions about if, when and how to apply nitrogen. Learn how to consider the soil, grazing and livestock on your farm together. Find out what combination of slurry, muck and nitrogen fertiliser will get grass green and growing. Come along and find how you can get more from your grazing season. Free to farmers and land managers. Booking is required. Book online, call Jane on 0131 666 2474 or email. Funding for this activity is made available through the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union), with partner funding from Quality Meat Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Innovative Farmers and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.[/size][/color] [/size][/color]Save the date  [/size][/color]How to Plant Trees on Your Farm: woodland creation, management and funding[/size][/color]Thursday 7th March, 1.00pm – 4.00pm, Wester Auchentroig Farm, nr Buchlyvie, Stirlingshire[/size][/color]A practical afternoon event exploring the benefits of planting and managing trees on your land. Free to farmers, foresters and land managers. For further information call Lyn on 07899 791 748 or email. Funding for this activity is made available through the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union), with partner funding from Quality Meat Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Innovative Farmers and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.[/size][/color][/font][/color][/size][/color][/size] [/font][/size][/color]Lyn White|Farming and Land Use Manager| Soil Association Scotland| M: 07899 791748[/size]
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