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Thu, 21 Nov



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.

Introduction to Agriculture
Introduction to Agriculture

Time & Location

21 Nov 2024, 09:45 – 16:30

FarmED, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BJ

About the Event

In the UK, 71% of land is farmed, but do you understand what’s going on in the fields around you? Do you love the countryside, but wish you understood why the landscape looks the way it does? Would you like to gain a basic knowledge of farming and food production? Maybe you’re considering or about to start a career in the rural sector?

Then this one day course is for you. It includes a delicious farm to fork lunch from the FarmED Cafe before a leisurely and inspiring walk around Honeydale Farm.

We will cover topics including:

  • The history of UK agriculture.
  • How the landscape and food systems we see today have evolved.
  • A seasonal look at the modern farming year - including livestock, arable and horticulture.
  • Farming with nature.
  • The challenges facing farmers and what can be done to help them.
  • How farmers can help mitigate climate change and what you can do to support them.
  • A jargon-busting exploration of words like regenerative, sustainable, conventional, organic, environmental schemes and carbon neutral.

With a combination of indoor and outdoor sessions you’ll gain insights into the food we produce, the wildlife we share the land with and the roles that people play.

Send your questions to us in advance so we can ensure we cover everything you want to know. There is no such thing as a stupid question!

Our aim is for you to leave FarmED not only with a basic understanding of UK agriculture, useful contacts and routes to further information, but having had an inspiring day and enjoyed great food and company.


"Feel more able to understand the farms that will come across in my job and also loved seeing Regen Ag with my own eyes." - Attendee, 2023

"It was very helpful for me to have a better understanding of the farming annual calendar - I can utilise this when thinking about when, how and what we contact clients about throughout the year."- Attendee, 2023

"The course was pitched at just the right level for me and the pace allowed plenty of time for questions and discussions."- Attendee, 2023

"Kate was excellent- so knowledgeable and enthusiastic but also very approachable- you felt you could ask anything without feeling stupid!"- Attendee, 2023

Tiered Pricing

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.

We like to take photos and occasionally videos of our events to use on our website and social media, please let us know if you do not want to be photographed.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that there may be times when you need to cancel your booking.  Our cancellation policy is outlined here.


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