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Events & Training

For further information about any of the events, please call the office 01275 843825 or e-mail info@iagrm.org.uk.

RAU Event - Tan House Farm 'Chemical farming just isn't our thing'

We will be hearing from Kate who owns and runs Tan House Farm, https://attanhousefarm.co.uk/ Tan House Farm, a small farm in Herefordshire with native breed cattle, sheep, pigs and a flock of hen...read more
We will be hearing from Kate who owns and runs Tan House Farm, https://attanhousefarm.co.uk/ Tan House Farm, a small farm in Herefordshire with native breed cattle, sheep, pigs and a flock of hens. We don’t use pesticides, herbicides or artificial fertilisers because we respect and treasure the farm’s biodiversity, soil health and animals. Everything on our farm has a role to play; from manure and thistles, to our one-eyed cat and vintage-but-still-in-use tractor.   Host profile: Dr David Bozward David Bozward is Head of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship (SBE) at the Royal Agricultural University. As a serial technology entrepreneur, educator, mentor and authority on international youth entrepreneurship with over 20 years entrepreneurial business experience, he brings a wide range of leading-edge practical industry centred experience to education, providing both a theoretically informed and practice led approach to business management education. Over the last ten years he has successfully created and delivered enterprise and entrepreneurship education through a number of government and university organisations. He has designed and delivered a broad range of national and international extracurricular entrepreneurship interventions, university elective modules and a venture creation degree programmes. In 2016, he was invited to be a member of Maserati 100 the top 100 individuals in the UK actively supporting the next generation of future entrepreneurs and was awarded a lifetime fellowship of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs. 17:30 – 18:30 GMT OrganiserRAU School Of Business And Entrepreneurship Online Sessions Organiser of Tan House Farm At the School of Business and Entrepreneurship (SBE) our focus is on supporting people to become a leader capable of developing the rural economy. So, whether you aspire to a successful career in business or agri-business or, dream of starting your own company we will help you to make it a reality. The Head of School, Dr David Bozward, leads an established team of academics and practitioner educators with an outstanding reputation for teaching, research and business development. All of whom are committed to working with our students to create a vibrant and dynamic learning community. Unlike many other business schools SBE offers a curriculum that is grounded in the values, beliefs and ethics of the rural economy which now encompasses a diverse range of ventures from environmental innovators to high technology companies and social enterprises as well as agricultural businesses. Given the constantly changing nature of the rural economy we are constantly refining our offering and updating materials to ensure that students will receive an education that will prepare them to take advantage of these opportunities. In recognition of this and the practical nature of the courses that we offer, all of our honours degrees have a rare level 6 dual accreditation from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) meaning that students leave with an additional diploma and associate membership of this internationally recognised organisation. The rural economy faces many challenges but it also has a lot to offer, from leading sustainable economic development to the provision of public service provision through social enterprise. We are looking to support entrepreneurial leaders of the rural economy who are showing the way forward and aim to make a difference.  Through the use of open access blogs, events and online interactive sessions we hope to stimulate knowledge acquisition and discussion on key topics of interest to rural professionals and budding entrepreneurs, raising questions and sharing insights. These webinars are online seminar series building on the University’s commitment to engagement with people in the place they are located. Our aim is to focus on how policy, research and knowledge informs rural businesses. “Developing a global network of entrepreneurial leaders for the rural economy"
Booking Site
19/01/2021

BIAC Technology Event

Guest speakers Jake Gibsonsaw-Sutton of Plymouth University and Simon Haley of SRH Agribusiness will discuss 'Robotics and technology in the field - what is the value for the profession?  ...read more
Guest speakers Jake Gibsonsaw-Sutton of Plymouth University and Simon Haley of SRH Agribusiness will discuss 'Robotics and technology in the field - what is the value for the profession?  
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21/01/2021
Organiser: BIACT: 01275 373539More InformationBrochure

Devon Farm Management Association Meeting - all welcome

The next DFMA event is coming up, continuing our series on "Selling environmental services - adding value to farm income streams".   On Monday 25th January, 8pm, we'll be...read more
The next DFMA event is coming up, continuing our series on "Selling environmental services - adding value to farm income streams".   On Monday 25th January, 8pm, we'll be joined on Zoom by Becky Wilson, from the Farm Carbon Toolkit and Louise Martland, from the Environment Bank to explore "Measuring and valuing farm environmental services", as new markets open up around carbon and biodiversity how do we accurately record what is present on farm, plan for improvement and value that opportunity.    You can find Becky and Louise's bios below and if you'd like to join us for the talk and discussion please just RSVP to this email and we'll send you the Zoom link. Many thanks to our sponsors for this event, Duchy College.   If you missed our November talk, where we heard from two businesses about how they communicate the value of their farm's environmental commitments to customers, you can watch it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EYDnooNHlOzQgGOGYKrdNshofGzYfEtO/view    Regards,

Harriet on behalf of the DFMA Committee    Becky Wilson, Technical Specialist at the Duchy Rural Business School and Project Manager of the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit Becky is a specialist in resource management and carbon management on-farms. She is a Nuffield scholar and provides advice to farmers on sustainability and resilience. Her research interests focus on soil carbon sequestration in farm soils and improving manure management.   Louise Martland, Senior Project Adviser at the Environment Bank The Environment Bank is the leading in biodiversity accounting, use of metrics, offset brokerage and establishing habitat banks to generate conservation credits. Louise works on developing and delivering their national approach, supporting brokerage on sites around the UK.
25/01/2021
Organiser: Devon Farm Management Association

The Reading Agricultural Club Conference - “What to expect from the new UK Agricultural Act?”

Agricultural Club Conference: “What to expect from the new UK Agricultural Act?”
Each year the University of Reading hosts a student-run agricultural conference. It is the largest s...read more
Agricultural Club Conference: “What to expect from the new UK Agricultural Act?”
Each year the University of Reading hosts a student-run agricultural conference. It is the largest student-run conference in the UK and we would very much like to invite you as a guest to attend our evening.
Due to the unusual circumstances this year, the conference will take place virtually,
This will be on 26th January starting with login will open at 6.00 pm for a prompt 6.15 pm conference start and will last roughly 2 hours.
This is the 55th year of the conference and the topic is: ‘’What to expect from the new UK Agricultural Act’’. The aim of the 55th conference is to discuss the changes to agriculture the new Act will create. Will focus on the environment have an impact on food production? Why is this important? Will farmers survive and thrive – or go bankrupt?
This year we are delighted to have speaking:
• Philip Hambling, Head of Food and Farming, NFU,
• Jacob Anthony, Farmer Weekly's Young Farmer of the Year 2018,
• Natalie Smith, Head of Agriculture at Tesco
• Martin Froment, Defra
To confirm your attendance, please email Richard Crane at r.t.crane@reading.ac.uk.
He will send the link to you a day or so before the Conference. 
26/01/2021
Organiser: Richard CraneBrochure

Northern Ireland’s Agri-Food industry in 2030 - Northern Ireland Branch Event

Speakers: Justin McCarthy, Editor Irish Farmers Journal &Conall Donnelly, NIMEA. Chairman:  Martin McKendry, CAFRE Director
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IAgrM Event
28/01/2021
Organiser: IAgrMT: 01275 843825

What's next for our Trade Relations? 60 Minute Online CPD Session

Speakers: Cynthia M. Guven, United States Deptarment of Agriculture & Nick Von Westenholz, Director of Trade & Business Strategy, NFU.  Chairman: Carl Atkin, Vice-Chairman IAgrM 11am ...read more
Speakers: Cynthia M. Guven, United States Deptarment of Agriculture & Nick Von Westenholz, Director of Trade & Business Strategy, NFU.  Chairman: Carl Atkin, Vice-Chairman IAgrM 11am Joining information will be sent out approximately two days before the event. Bookings close Monday 9th February 2021  
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IAgrM Event
10/02/2021
Organiser: IAgrMT: 01275 843825

IAgrM Online Farmplanner Competition 2021 - Virtual Farm Walk

The Blagdon Estate, Seaton Burn, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. HOW TO ENTER Please confirm the name and email address of all students and lecturers wishing to take part in the ‘Online Introduction ...read more
The Blagdon Estate, Seaton Burn, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. HOW TO ENTER Please confirm the name and email address of all students and lecturers wishing to take part in the ‘Online Introduction to the Estate’ on Thursday 18th February 2021 by emailing richard@iagrm.com by Friday 5th February 2021 at the very latest. RULES OF ENTRY 1. Each educational establishment is allowed to enter one team of no more than 5 members; 2. Entry submissions must be submitted electronically directly to the Institute of Agricultural Management; 4. All information provided about the host farm for the study must be treated with confidence and not disclosed to any other party; 5. Copies of the financial information covering the enterprise will be available and must be treated with confidence and not disclosed to any other party; 6. All students will be expected to become Student Members of the Institute of Agricultural Management;
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IAgrM Event
18/02/2021
Organiser: IAgrMT: 01275 843825

Edith Mary Gayton Lecture

Speaker - Jake Freestone, Farm Manager Overbury Farms & 2013 Nuffield Scholar More details to follow shortly
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23/02/2021

Existing and New Farm Support Schemes in England - Part 1

With DEFRA’s publication of the Agricultural Transition Plan for 2021-2024, further details of new English Farm Support Schemes due to come out from early 2021 and existing Schemes opening for a...read more
With DEFRA’s publication of the Agricultural Transition Plan for 2021-2024, further details of new English Farm Support Schemes due to come out from early 2021 and existing Schemes opening for applications by March 2021, there’s a vast amount of information to digest by spring 2021. IAgrM is pleased to have teamed up with Alice De Soer of Rural Response to support professional advisers in the rural/ agricultural sector. Alice De Soer, BSc(Hons) MRICS FAAV, founder of Rural Response, will run a three-part “Lunch & Learn” WebinaRR series in March 2021 to cover the “what’s what” of existing and new Farm Support Schemes in England. What will be covered? With over 17 years of practical experience of design and implementation of these Schemes, Alice will cover:- An overview of what the Agricultural Transition Plan 2021-2024 Countryside Stewardship – including changes for 2021 applications Environmental Land Management – including the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) Basic Payment Scheme – including 2021 applications, phasing out and “delinking” Other Agricultural Transition Plan 2021-2024 schemes and funding When? The three-part WebinaRR series will take place on three consecutive Wednesday lunchtimes on 3rd, 10th and 17th March 2021. Each 90 minute session will run from 12.30-2.00 p.m. (total of 4.5 hours CPD) with plenty of opportunity to pose questions. You bring the virtual lunch and Alice will provide the learning. Cost/ Booking? This three-part WebinaRR series is being offered at a reduced rate for IAgrM members - £60.00 + VAT (total of 4.5 hours CPD).
Booking Site
03/03/2021
Organiser: Alice De Soer, Rural ResponseT: 07811 147092More InformationBrochure

IAgrM Online Farmplanner Competition 2021 - Questions with the Estate

All Teams who attended the Virtual Introduction to the Estate will be given a time slot on Thursday 4th March 2021. HOW TO ENTER Please confirm the name and email address of all students and lec...read more
All Teams who attended the Virtual Introduction to the Estate will be given a time slot on Thursday 4th March 2021. HOW TO ENTER Please confirm the name and email address of all students and lecturers wishing to take part in the ‘Online Introduction to the Estate’ on Thursday 18th February 2021 by emailing richard@iagrm.com by Friday 5th February 2021 at the very latest. If you have any questions or queries regarding the 2021 Farmplanner Competition please email Richard on Richard@iagrm.com
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IAgrM Event
04/03/2021
Organiser: IAgrMT: 01275 843825

Existing and New Farm Support Schemes in England - Part 2

With DEFRA’s publication of the Agricultural Transition Plan for 2021-2024, further details of new English Farm Support Schemes due to come out from early 2021 and existing Schemes opening for a...read more
With DEFRA’s publication of the Agricultural Transition Plan for 2021-2024, further details of new English Farm Support Schemes due to come out from early 2021 and existing Schemes opening for applications by March 2021, there’s a vast amount of information to digest by spring 2021. IAgrM is pleased to have teamed up with Alice De Soer of Rural Response to support professional advisers in the rural/ agricultural sector. Alice De Soer, BSc(Hons) MRICS FAAV, founder of Rural Response, will run a three-part “Lunch & Learn” WebinaRR series in March 2021 to cover the “what’s what” of existing and new Farm Support Schemes in England. What will be covered? With over 17 years of practical experience of design and implementation of these Schemes, Alice will cover:- An overview of what the Agricultural Transition Plan 2021-2024 Countryside Stewardship – including changes for 2021 applications Environmental Land Management – including the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) Basic Payment Scheme – including 2021 applications, phasing out and “delinking” Other Agricultural Transition Plan 2021-2024 schemes and funding When? The three-part WebinaRR series will take place on three consecutive Wednesday lunchtimes on 3rd, 10th and 17th March 2021. Each 90 minute session will run from 12.30-2.00 p.m. (total of 4.5 hours CPD) with plenty of opportunity to pose questions. You bring the virtual lunch and Alice will provide the learning. Cost/ Booking? This three-part WebinaRR series is being offered at a reduced rate for IAgrM members - £60.00 + VAT (total of 4.5 hours CPD).
Booking Site
10/03/2021
Organiser: Alice De Soer, Rural ResponseT: 07811 147092More InformationBrochure

Existing and New Farm Support Schemes in England - Part 3

With DEFRA’s publication of the Agricultural Transition Plan for 2021-2024, further details of new English Farm Support Schemes due to come out from early 2021 and existing Schemes opening for a...read more
With DEFRA’s publication of the Agricultural Transition Plan for 2021-2024, further details of new English Farm Support Schemes due to come out from early 2021 and existing Schemes opening for applications by March 2021, there’s a vast amount of information to digest by spring 2021. IAgrM is pleased to have teamed up with Alice De Soer of Rural Response to support professional advisers in the rural/ agricultural sector. Alice De Soer, BSc(Hons) MRICS FAAV, founder of Rural Response, will run a three-part “Lunch & Learn” WebinaRR series in March 2021 to cover the “what’s what” of existing and new Farm Support Schemes in England. What will be covered? With over 17 years of practical experience of design and implementation of these Schemes, Alice will cover:- An overview of what the Agricultural Transition Plan 2021-2024 Countryside Stewardship – including changes for 2021 applications Environmental Land Management – including the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) Basic Payment Scheme – including 2021 applications, phasing out and “delinking” Other Agricultural Transition Plan 2021-2024 schemes and funding When? The three-part WebinaRR series will take place on three consecutive Wednesday lunchtimes on 3rd, 10th and 17th March 2021. Each 90 minute session will run from 12.30-2.00 p.m. (total of 4.5 hours CPD) with plenty of opportunity to pose questions. You bring the virtual lunch and Alice will provide the learning. Cost/ Booking? This three-part WebinaRR series is being offered at a reduced rate for IAgrM members - £60.00 + VAT (total of 4.5 hours CPD).
Booking Site
17/03/2021
Organiser: Alice De Soer, Rural ResponseT: 07811 147092More InformationBrochure

IAgrM Online Farmplanner Competition 2021 - Final Judging

More details to follow
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IAgrM Event
06/05/2021
Organiser: IAgrMT: 01275 843825

IAgrM Fellows & Professionals Lunch

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PP Fellows and Professionals of the Institute of Agricultural Management are invited to attend this event which will be an excellent opportunity to catch up with ol...read more
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock OX20 1PP Fellows and Professionals of the Institute of Agricultural Management are invited to attend this event which will be an excellent opportunity to catch up with old friends and create new contacts.  Should you wish to invite a guest, please contact me to discuss as numbers are strictly limited. We will begin at 12 noon with pre-lunch drinks followed by lunch being served at 12.30pm. Roy Cox, Estates Director, Blenheim has kindly offered to facilitate a tour of the World Heritage Site to see the dredging work underway, the ancient Oak woodland including the re-introduction of cattle to the woodland and a wider Capability Brown landscape for all attendees in the afternoon.
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IAgrM Event
30/06/2021
Organiser: IAgrMT: 01275 843825

Farm Management Skills Programme - Module 1 - Developing Me

Understand who I am, what motivates
me, how to use my time effectively and
remain resilient in an ever changing world
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IAgrM Event
08/11/2021
Organiser: IAgrMT: 01275 843825Brochure

Farm Management Skills Programme - Module 2 - Motivating Others

Learn how to motivate others, manage
expectations, delegate effectively
and coach through effective listening
including recruitment
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IAgrM Event
09/11/2021
Organiser: IAgrMT: 01275 843725Brochure

Farm Management Skills Programme - Module 3 - Influencing for Success

Understand the importance of effective
influencing, how to negotiate for ‘winwin’
and the power of networking
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IAgrM Event
10/11/2021
Organiser: IAgrMT: 01275 843825Brochure

Farm Management Skills Programme - Module 4 - Presenting with Impact

Fine tune your presentation skills, learn
how to handle the media and thrive in a
complex political landscape
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IAgrM Event
11/11/2021
Organiser: IAgrMT: 01275 843825Brochure

IAgrM National Farm Management Conference 2021

More details to follow shortly
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IAgrM Event
16/11/2021
Organiser: IAgrMT: 01275 843825

National Farm Management Conference 2021

SAVE THE DATE - MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW
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IAgrM Event
16/11/2021
Organiser: IAgrMT: 01275 843825

Farm Management Skills Programme - Module 5 - Money, Money, Money

Learn how to understand accounts,
turnover ‘v’ profit, taxation and
investment appraisals
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IAgrM Event
29/11/2021
Organiser: IAgrMT: 01275 843825Brochure

Farm Management Skills Programme - Module 6 - Risk in Business

Learn how to prepare a business case,
understand industry benchmarking and
how to manage financial risk, business
image – ensuring a healthy future
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IAgrM Event
30/11/2021
Organiser: IAgrMT: 01275 843825Brochure

Farm Management Skills Programme - Module 7 - Agreements

Understand contract farming agreements,
business tenancies and JVA’s. Learn about
share farming, ELMS and Natural Capital
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IAgrM Event
01/12/2021
Organiser: IAgrMT: 01275 843825Brochure

Farm Management Skills Programme - Module 8 - Future Farming

What does the future hold for agriculture:
the role of Agri Tech in your business?
What do you need to know to make the
most of the Opportunities?
A systems approach
...read more
What does the future hold for agriculture:
the role of Agri Tech in your business?
What do you need to know to make the
most of the Opportunities?
A systems approach
Principles of management
Tips and tools for assessing Agri Tech
opportunities
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IAgrM Event
02/12/2021
Organiser: IAgrMT: 01275 843825Brochure