Events & Training

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

Date Event Organiser
18/06/2019

Somerset CMA Steanbow Farm Tour

By kind invitation of the Christensen family, we are delighted to inform you that we are visiting Steanbow Farm for a farm walk and tour on Tuesday 18th June.   The farm walk will start 6pm... read more
By kind invitation of the Christensen family, we are delighted to inform you that we are visiting Steanbow Farm for a farm walk and tour on Tuesday 18th June.   The farm walk will start 6pm at Steanbow Farm House Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 4EH – Neil Christesen together with his family and team will be taking us around. We do ask that you arrive promptly, due to the size of the farm we hope to be going on trailers around the farm and so we do need to leave on time. Glastonbury Festival uses Steanbow Farm and it will all be set up for this so it should make for an interest tour on top of the dairy and surrounding farm. There is a charge of £12pp payable in cash on the night for the tour together with a hot beef roll and selection of salads and beverages – however please do let us know ASAP of any dietary requirements which we will confirm by 12th June.
18/06/2019 Kate Bell & Georgia Manning
T: 07835 0174454
E: somersetcma@outlook.com
19/06/2019

Catchment Based Approach National Conference – delivering the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan

Catchment Based Approach National Conference – delivering the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan – Wednesday 19 June, 10am to 5.30pm. Hear the latest on the Catchment Based Approa... read more
Catchment Based Approach National Conference – delivering the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan – Wednesday 19 June, 10am to 5.30pm. Hear the latest on the Catchment Based Approach, the Catchment Management Declaration and views of Government, Civil Society, Regulators and Business on how best to achieve a step change in integrated action required to deliver the Government's 25 year plan for the environment. Location: WWF, the Living Planet Centre, Rufford House, Brewery Road, Woking, GU21 4LL.
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24/06/2019

Colour the margins - Arable Management Technical Workshop - Kent

Nonington Village Hall, CT15 4HA 13.00 - 16.30 Join us to learn about arable plants and how management for these species can fit into modern agriculture. This workshop is for agronomists, farm a... read more
Nonington Village Hall, CT15 4HA 13.00 - 16.30 Join us to learn about arable plants and how management for these species can fit into modern agriculture. This workshop is for agronomists, farm advisors, farmers and land managers. This Colour in the Margins workshop run by Tim Clarke (FWAG) focuses on how to identify some arable plants and how to implement management to benefit these species. We will visit some areas under suitable management to view arable plant species and explore strategies for dealing with problem weed species.
24/06/2019 Zoe Morrall
T: 07960 152687
E: zoe.morrall@plantlife.org.uk
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25/06/2019

Colour the margins - Arable Plant ID and Management Workshop - Cornwall

Percival Institute, Wadebridge,
PL27 6QJ
12:00 -16:30
This workshop run by Phil Wilson and Pete Thompson includes a walk to look at arable species and discuss management on a Nati... read more
Percival Institute, Wadebridge,
PL27 6QJ
12:00 -16:30
This workshop run by Phil Wilson and Pete Thompson includes a walk to look at arable species and discuss management on a National Trust owned farm with cultivated margins.
Book on using this link
25/06/2019 Zoe Morrall
T: 07960 152687
E: zoe.morrall@plantlife.org.uk
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25/06/2019

UK200 Agricuture & Land Conference

IAgrM members benefit from UK200 Agriculture Member-rate at this event CLICK HERE for booking form. Sutton Bonington Campus
The University of Nottingham
NG7 2RJ
25/06/2019 UK200 Group - Dee Bates
E: dbates@uk200group.co.uk
27/06/2019

LEAF Demonstation Farm Visit - NW

The objective is to review management priorities within the farming busi-ness. This session will also allow attendees to better understand and quantify the benefits of LEAF to a client’s busines... read more
The objective is to review management priorities within the farming busi-ness. This session will also allow attendees to better understand and quantify the benefits of LEAF to a client’s business assessing the added value of being involved with LEAF (a cost v benefit exercise)
27/06/2019 BIAC
T: 01275 375559
E: info@biac.co.uk
01/07/2019

Somerset CMA Cropmech Farm Tour

By kind invitation of Mark Stevens, we are also delighted to inform you that we are visiting Risdon feed mill and farm for a tour on Monday 1 July 2019 together with a talk about CropMech and the vari... read more
By kind invitation of Mark Stevens, we are also delighted to inform you that we are visiting Risdon feed mill and farm for a tour on Monday 1 July 2019 together with a talk about CropMech and the various services they offer and how it all fits together. We will also be announcing the winners of our Farm Management Competition on the evening.   The farm walk will start 6pm at Huish Barton, Merton, Okehampton, Devon EX20 3QE– Mark Stevens together with his family and team will be taking us around. As we hope to visit two out of the three sites (the main farm and the feed mill) that they operate over we do ask that you arrive promptly.   The farm we are visiting is around 1,200 acres of arable and grassland, together with 400-500 head of beef cattle, and there is a further 1,000 acres rented on various farming agreements around North and Mid Devon, together with a contracting business. The grain storage facility provides a total of approx. 40,000T of capacity including drying, cleaning and blending facilities. The tour will be from 6.00-7.30pm at Huish Farm, then moving to Risdon Mill 15 minutes away, for the tour of the mill and some refreshments by kind permission of the CropMech & the Stevens family, where we will aim to finish by 9.30pm. RSVP - Please confirm your attendance stating which farm tour to allow us to cater appropriately by emailing somersetcma@outlook.co.uk, call Georgia on 01823 462908 or by texting Kate on 07835017754 by Wednesday 12th and 19th June respectively.
01/07/2019 Kate Bell & Georgia Manning
T: 07835 017754
E: somersetcma.outlook.com
01/07/2019

London Climate Action Week - Practical Learning connecting Communities across The Thames Catchments with Positive Climate Action

To celebrate 1st July London Climate Action Week we are pleased to announce visits and practical learning connecting communities across the Thames catchments with positive climate action. Contact: dom... read more
To celebrate 1st July London Climate Action Week we are pleased to announce visits and practical learning connecting communities across the Thames catchments with positive climate action. Contact: dom@theriverstrust.org for bookings for these events below. 5.1 Restoring the River Coln – practical work with the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and Upper Thames Catchment Partnership – Tuesday 2 July, 10am for 10.30 start to 2.30pm. Please bring your own lunch and note we may visit natural flood management work after if there is appetite! Location: R. Coln, Coln Rogers – directions available on booking. 5.2 Evenlode Catchment Partnership natural flood management (NFM) visit – Wednesday 3 July, 10am to 3.30pm. See project delivery and discuss top tips and best practice, building capacity for communities, local authorities and catchment partnerships to do successful natural flood management. This is a Defra NFM visit to address training needs of project managers. Location: Milton-under-Wychwood Village Hall, Shipton Road, OX7 6JW.
  5.3 Nature and nurture in the Thame catchment, Long Marston – Thursday 4 July, time tbc 2.30pm to 7pm with the walk from 5pm to 7.30pm. With Hertfordshire County Council, Tring Parish Council Flood Working Party and the Thame Catchment Partnership – visit progressing maintenance and natural flood management opportunities for autumn 2019 practical training sessions. Location: tbc
  5.4 Hogsmill open day, visiting fish passage, river restoration, wetland reserve and sewage treatment works – Saturday 6 July, 10am to 3pm. With Thames Water and South East Rivers Trust. Location: Lower Marsh Lane, Surrey, KT1 3BW. Contact: consultations@thameswater.co.uk
  5.5 River Beane, Lea Catchment visit - improving soils and award winning river restoration, Affinity Water and the Lea Catchment Partnership – Thursday 11 July, 10.00am to 3.30pm with a possible additional evening visit. Location tbc. Space is limited so please book early. Optional – we would be grateful if you can bring a litter bag on our visits to help clean the countryside as we go. For general queries including if you do not wish to receive these communications, please contact Dominic Martyn 07795 333 157 Programme Manager. Looking forward to seeing you. Shirel Stedman BEng CEng MCIWEM C.WEM MICE Royal Haskoning, Director Advisory Group - Water Europe Chair, English Severn and Wye Regional Flood and Coastal Committee Voluntary sponsor, Integrated Catchment Delivery events   Professor Robert Van de Noort Acting Vice-Chancellor, University of Reading
Chair, Thames Regional Flood and Coastal Committee Voluntary sponsor, Integrated Catchment Delivery events Dom Martyn Catchment Based Approach National Support Group Integrated Catchment Delivery Programme Manager dom@theriverstrust.org 07795 333 157, 02030 258 676      
01/07/2019 E: dom@theriverstrust.org
03/07/2019

IAgrm Thames Valley Branch Visit to Silchester Roman Town

Archaeological VISIT - Wednesday 3rd July 2019 at 6 30 PM at Silchester Roman Town With Amanda Clarke, Director of Archaeology Field School and or Dr Emma Durham, Research Assistant, Departme... read more
Archaeological VISIT - Wednesday 3rd July 2019 at 6 30 PM at Silchester Roman Town With Amanda Clarke, Director of Archaeology Field School and or Dr Emma Durham, Research Assistant, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading Silchester is one of the preeminent Roman sites in the UK and is very close to us. This is a chance to hear first-hand about the excavations and finds there. Partners and older children will be welcome. https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/silchester-roman-city-walls-and-amphitheatre/history/   Professor Michael Fulford of the University of Reading has been excavating at Silchester since the 1980s and has been running the Department of Archaeology Field School there since 1997. The visit will include a tour of the current excavations on the site of the public baths. We are currently publishing the results of the 18 year excavation on the site of Insula IX which was the first excavation to investigate the site from the late Roman period down to the Iron Age origins of Silchester, or Calleva as the Iron Age oppidum is known. A large scale sampling programme has enabled us to investigate the environment on and around the site during the late Iron Age and Roman period, including the wild and domestic species - both animal and botanical - being exploited.  We are looking into a suitable place to move to after the visit – more details later. TO BOOK Book your place with Giles Martin - gilesmrtn@aol.com by COP 28th June 2019.  Joining details will be sent later.      
03/07/2019 Giles Martin
E: gilesmrtn@aol.com
04/07/2019

LEAF Demonstration Farm Visit - SW

The objective is to review management priorities within the farming busi-ness. This session will also allow attendees to better understand and quantify the benefits of LEAF to a client’s busines... read more
The objective is to review management priorities within the farming busi-ness. This session will also allow attendees to better understand and quantify the benefits of LEAF to a client’s business assessing the added value of being involved with LEAF (a cost v benefit exercise)
04/07/2019 BIAC
T: 01275 375559
E: info@biac.co.uk
16/07/2019

Cirencester Agricultural Discussion Society Farm Walk

Calmsden Farms, Cirencester GL7 5ET Speaker: Mark Tufnell Join us for our summer farm walk at an award-winning conservation grade farm.  Owned by Mark Tufnell (1983), the 2,000 acre arable ... read more
Calmsden Farms, Cirencester GL7 5ET Speaker: Mark Tufnell Join us for our summer farm walk at an award-winning conservation grade farm.  Owned by Mark Tufnell (1983), the 2,000 acre arable farm grows oats for Jordans cereals and wheat for Allinsons bread under the Nature Friendly Farming scheme. About 13% of the farm is devoted to agri-environment schemes and conservation with the main aim of boosting farmland birds, particularly the grey partridge. The farm was the first in the UK to receive an award for barn owl conservation and the first ever “double winner” of the Cotswold Grey Partridge Trophy. Programme 5.30pm                 Arrival 5.45pm               Farm Walk (Please bring suitable footwear) 7.00pm                 Talk on Agricultural Policy 7.30pm                 Pub supper at The Stump, Foscross Lane, Cirencester GL54 4NN
16/07/2019 CADS
T: 01285 889842
E: cads@rau.ac.uk
04/09/2019 - 05/09/2019

IAgrM Lecturers' Conference 2019

Corpus Christi, Cambridge University.  
04/09/2019 - 05/09/2019 IAgrM
T: 01275 843825
E: enquiries@iagrm.org.uk
03/10/2019

IAgrM National Farm Walk & AGM 2019

Courteenhall Estate, Northamptonshire  
03/10/2019 IAgrM
T: 01275 843825
E: enquiries@iagrm.com
22/10/2019

Farm Management Skills Programme - Module 7 - Risk Management & Technology/ Data

Farm Insurances & why Risk Management on Farm is important What does the future hold: the role of agri-tech in your business and what do you need to know to make the most of the opportunities ... read more
Farm Insurances & why Risk Management on Farm is important What does the future hold: the role of agri-tech in your business and what do you need to know to make the most of the opportunities Venue - Harper Adams University Speakers Stephanie Berkeley, Farm Safety Foundation
NFU Mutual
Professor Karl Behrendt, Harper Adams University
22/10/2019 IAgrM
T: 01275 843825
E: enquiries@iagrm.com
05/11/2019

Farm Management Skills Programme - Module 1 - Developing Yourself

Time management, listening skills, delegation, defining strategies, resilience, sustainablity. Presentations skills - planning, presentations techniques, styles, control of the audience, handling q... read more
Time management, listening skills, delegation, defining strategies, resilience, sustainablity. Presentations skills - planning, presentations techniques, styles, control of the audience, handling questions. Venue - University of Reading Speaker - Chris Bowerman, Tripos Consultants
05/11/2019 IAgrM
T: 01275 843825
E: enquiries@iagrm.org.uk
06/11/2019

Farm Management Skills Programme - Module 2 - Dealing with others

Customer services, mediation, empathy, selling skills, networking Staff appraisals, team motivation, managing expectations, career development, reward &
recognition, performance manageme... read more
Customer services, mediation, empathy, selling skills, networking Staff appraisals, team motivation, managing expectations, career development, reward &
recognition, performance management, discipline & grievance Venue - University of Reading Speaker - David Selway, Functional Farm Ltd
06/11/2019 IAgrM
T: 01275 843825
E: enquiries@iagrm.org.uk
20/11/2019

Farm Management Skills Programme - Module 5 - Finance

FINANCE The financials of farm businesses: where money comes from; where it goes; what the accounts mean; how we can use this information to understand and drive performance. Turnover v profit v ca... read more
FINANCE The financials of farm businesses: where money comes from; where it goes; what the accounts mean; how we can use this information to understand and drive performance. Turnover v profit v cash flow and other key issues in the farm business. Key taxation issues. Investment appraisal. Long and short term sources of finance. Venue: Strutt & Parker Offices, London Speaker: Charles Cowap, Independent Land Mangement Consultant
20/11/2019 IAgrM
T: 01275 843825
E: enquiries@iagrm.org.uk
21/11/2019

Farm Managment Skills Programme - Module 6 - Agreements

Contract farming agreements, farm business tenancies, joint venture agreements, share farming
BPS, Countryside Stewardship, Cross Compliance,Greening
NELMS, Ecosystem services & natu... read more
Contract farming agreements, farm business tenancies, joint venture agreements, share farming
BPS, Countryside Stewardship, Cross Compliance,Greening
NELMS, Ecosystem services & natural capital
What is going to useful going forward?
Using Agreements in Practice Venue - Strutt & Parker Offices, London Speakers
Carl Atkin, Terrovost Ltd, FIAgrM
Will Gemmill, National Head of Farming, Strutt &
Parker FIAgrM
Rob Gazely, Senior Associate Director, Strutt &
Parker P.Agric (MIAgrM)
Jason Beedell, Director, Research Strutt & Parker
Dr James Jones, MIAgrM
21/11/2019 IAgrM
T: 01275 843825
E: enquiries@iagrm.org.uk
03/12/2019

Farm Managment Skills Programme - Module 3 - Influence, Assertion & Negotiation

What Influence Do You Have?
How Does Your Behaviour Impact on Your Ability to Influence Others?
How Using Assertive Behaviours Increases your Ability to Influence?
Effective Negot... read more
What Influence Do You Have?
How Does Your Behaviour Impact on Your Ability to Influence Others?
How Using Assertive Behaviours Increases your Ability to Influence?
Effective Negotiation and the Possible Outcomes
Skills Used by Effective Negotiators
Putting it into Practise
My Plan to Develop Infl uence, Assertion and Negotiation Skills Venue: Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester Speaker: Carol James, Development Consultant
03/12/2019 IAgrM
T: 01275 843825
E: enquiries@iagrm.org.uk
04/12/2019

Farm Management Skills Programme - Module 4 - Commercial Awareness

Exploiting business opportunities - Tom Brunt FIAgrM, Savills
Making the business case/ what does the bank need? - Mark Suthern MIAgrM, Barclays
How to manage the Press/ preparations of ... read more
Exploiting business opportunities - Tom Brunt FIAgrM, Savills
Making the business case/ what does the bank need? - Mark Suthern MIAgrM, Barclays
How to manage the Press/ preparations of media statements for all eventualities - Peter Morris, RAU
Understanding how to market your business/ the importance of image - Jane Craigie MIAgrM, Jane Craigie Marketing
Targeting the iGeneration - how to make Social Media work for you - Simon Haley MIAgrM, SRH Agribusiness - 'Cultivating Rural Growth' Venue - Royal Agricultural University
04/12/2019 IAgrM
T: 01275 843825
E: enquiries@iagrm.org.uk