Booking is now available for 2 ORC-led conferences at Novotel, Bristol, January 2016.

Future sustainability of organic and low-input milk production: Challenges and solutions. Bristol 26-27 January 2016

The conference, aimed at farmers, consultants, scientists, dairy processors and feed producers, will present and debate the outcomes of the Sustainable Organic and Low- Input Dairying (SOLID) project. We will focus on practical strategies to implement the findings of the project by farmers. Speakers from Aberystwyth University, OMSCO, Aarhus University and the Agricultural University in Vienna will introduce the challenges of low-input and organic milk production as well as reporting on project results in relation to breeding objectives, breed choice, forage utilisation and animal health. Farmers who were actively involved in the project will present their experiences. More

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10th Organic Producers’ Conference – Common ground: Agroecology, food sovereignty and organic farming in practice. Bristol 27-28 January 2016

 ORC’s annual Organic Producers’ Conference is the event where organic and other producers interested in ecological approaches to sustainable food production come together with researchers and advisers to share ideas on making agriculture perform better, for their businesses and society.

This year we will focus on what we have in common as organic, biodynamic, permaculture, agroecology and food sovereignty movements and how we can communicate our shared values to deliver better food, farming and health.

As usual we have a range of practical technical sessions, on the themes of; new entrants/converters, arable, horticulture, grassland, and food policy/sovereignty. More

Book early for best prices!

This year we have introduced a tiered system to encourage early booking, with a fixed number of tickets allocated to each tier – when they are gone, they are gone! In addition some sponsored places for producers and students are available. Please contact Gillian Woodward with your reasons for needing an assisted place. Note that accommodation is not included and should be booked separately. More