Thu, 16 Nov|
An Introduction to Agriculture
For people with little or no agricultural experience who are either entering a career in the rural sector or would like a basic knowledge of farming and food production.
Time & Location
16 Nov 2023, 09:45 – 16:30
FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BJ
About the Event
This course is ideal for people with little or no agricultural experience who are either entering a career in the rural sector or are interested in what is happening in the fields around them. Whatever your background, this course will provide a foundation of knowledge that can be built upon.
70% of the land area in the UK is farmed, we can help you understand what is happening in the fields around you and why the UK landscape looks like it does.
During the day we will cover the history of UK agriculture and how the landscape and food systems we see today have evolved. You will get an awareness of the farming year, looking at livestock, arable, horticulture and environmental schemes. We will aim to cut through the jargon and explore words like regenerative, sustainable, conventional, organic and carbon neutral. You'll leave with an insight into the challenges farmers face and what can be done to help them.
There will be a combination of indoor and outdoor sessions including a walk around the farm looking at everything from the food we produce, the wildlife we share the land with and the roles that people play.
You will leave with a basic understanding of UK agriculture, a network of contacts and routes to further information.
Get your questions answered
There is no such thing as a stupid question so you will be able to send your questions to us in advance so we can ensure we cover everything you want to know.
Delivery of our mission is a collective effort and our values embrace inclusivity and diversity. We don’t want price to be a barrier to anyone visiting FarmED or attending our events. Read more about our tiered pricing policy here.
If cost is a barrier to you attending, then please do ask us for financial support. The FarmED Bursary offers free or subsidised places to those that will benefit most.
As part of the GREAT project (see www.greatglos.co.uk) we can offer subsidised places to existing and aspiring farmers, growers and advisers in Gloucestershire to the suite of regenerative agriculture and agroecological transition courses at FarmED. To book, please select the GREAT ticket option below. You will be asked for a few eligibility details including evidence of your involvement in regenerative agriculture and your potential impact in Gloucestershire.
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We understand that there may be times where you need to cancel your booking. Our cancellation policy is outlined here.
Pay it forward and help us to support other people’s learning experiences.£90.00Tax: VAT included
Our recommended price that covers our costs£75.00Tax: VAT included
Our solidarity price for those who will benefit most.£60.00Tax: VAT included
GREAT Project Participant
Subsidised places available to existing and aspiring farmers, growers and advisers in Gloucestershire.£37.50Tax: VAT included