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
26/10/2020

Devon Farm Management Association Meeting - all welcome

Across Devon a number of Test and Trials have been taking place to inform the development of the new ELM scheme. Our two speakers this evening will give us some behind the scenes insights into thei... read more
Across Devon a number of Test and Trials have been taking place to inform the development of the new ELM scheme. Our two speakers this evening will give us some behind the scenes insights into their Test and Trials and how they're getting on. All this years DFMA talks will be free and online. If you'd like to join please email devonfarmmanagement@gmail.com to receive a link to the event. Our speakers are: Gavin Saunders - Project Manager, Blackdown Hills ELMs Trial The Blackdown Hills AONB trial is part of a collaborative proposal coordinated through the National Association for AONBs (NAAONB); ‘Farming for the Nation’. Using peer-to-peer collaboration, through Farmer Ambassadors, to explore how improved connectivity between close or adjoining holdings, allowing collective identification of public goods and agreement on appropriate approaches to their management can improve ELM take-up in high nature value landscapes. Ian Wilkinson - Project Manager, South Devon Species Recovery ELMS T&T Project This project aims to work with farmers and land managers in South Devon to explore and propose mechanisms to maintain species recovery through an Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme, using the example of the cirl bunting. Understanding the barriers and possible support mechanisms needed to maintain farmers’ engagement in the land management practices required by this species will help identify general principles that can be applied elsewhere. As part of this work, the project will also explore the feasibility and desirability of using a formal cooperative model to facilitate landscape-scale delivery of species recovery. Local farmers and land managers will work together in workshops to produce proposals for a locally relevant ELM offer, which will be tested with a wider community of farmers via surveys, interviews and workshops. For over 30 years, local farmers have engaged with agri-environment schemes and nature friendly farming practices to deliver a 9-fold increase in the cirl bunting population. However, suitable financial incentives, advice and support will be needed in future to secure the traditional low input mixed farming system, and with it, key practices such as low input spring cropping. If not, many farmers will have little choice but to change agricultural practices or exit farming altogether, risking the recovery of cirl buntings.
26/10/2020 Anthony Rew
E: devonfarmmanagement@gmail.com
04/11/2020

Why do I need to know about Environmental/ Biodiversity Net Gain? 60 Minute CPD session

A 60 minute CPD session on 'Why do I need to know about Environmental/ Biodiversity Net Gain?' 2pm Booking essential Speakers:  Robert Spriddell Robert has over 25 years&rs... read more
A 60 minute CPD session on 'Why do I need to know about Environmental/ Biodiversity Net Gain?' 2pm Booking essential Speakers:  Robert Spriddell Robert has over 25 years’ experience working in land management and development, accompanied with real estate finance (both equity and debt). Robert has worked in real estate in various capacities throughout his career and has been running his own Integrated Land and Capital Advisory business for the last few years working with some of the largest land owners, developers and investors in the UK. He is also involved with various environmentally led, land-focussed businesses working within Biodiversity Net Gain. He has a M.Phil in Land Management & Development (University of Reading)  and BA (Hons) in Geography (Birmingham University). Professor David Hill CBE, PPhil (Oxon), CEnv, FCIEEM David is chairman and founding owner of The Environment Bank Ltd which he set up in
2006 to promote the need for development to take proper account of wildlife
conservation. The concept is about to be made a mandatory requirement of planning
law in England. He promotes environmental markets to leverage investment into the
natural environment, a concept Government is now adopting.
David was Deputy Chair of Natural England until 2016 and a member of the
government’s Ecosystem Markets Taskforce. He is a Board Trustee of the Esmee
Fairbairn Foundation, chairman of Plantlife International, a Commissioner with the
Food Farming and Countryside Commission, chair of the Northern Upland Chain Nature
Partnership and co-founder of the NatureSpace Partnership which creates and manages
habitat for protected species.
He is a passionate conservationist and wildlife photographer. He has a farm dedicated to
conservation in Nidderdale and Swaledale, North Yorkshire.
04/11/2020 IAgrM
T: 01275 843825
E: events@iagrm.com
10/11/2020

National Farm Management Online Conference 2020 - Flexibility is Key to Growth

Online National Farm Management Conference 2020 No charge for members but booking essential. (A nominal charge of £10 + VAT @ 20% for non-members). Joining information will be circulated p... read more
Online National Farm Management Conference 2020 No charge for members but booking essential. (A nominal charge of £10 + VAT @ 20% for non-members). Joining information will be circulated prior to the event to all registered attendees.
10/11/2020 IAgrM
T: 07581 375539
E: victoria@iagrm.com
10/11/2020

IAgrM East Anglia Branch Meeting - ‘ A talk from Aarun Naik of Strongheart on “Mental Health in Agriculture” 10th November 7-9pm’.

‘ A talk from Aarun Naik of Strongheart  on “Mental Health in Agriculture” 10th November 7-9pm’. Zoom details https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81566242823?pwd=MStMc1JLNkZMYjhW... read more
‘ A talk from Aarun Naik of Strongheart  on “Mental Health in Agriculture” 10th November 7-9pm’. Zoom details https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81566242823?pwd=MStMc1JLNkZMYjhWTmdNZWtVKzVFQT09  
10/11/2020 Charlotte Cattell
E: charlotte.cattell@barclays.com
17/11/2020

Understanding Regenerative Agriculture - 60 Minute CPD Session

1pm Speakers: Charlie Curtis CMIAgrM of Progressive Agriculture & Jason Hayward-Jones. Founder & Managing Director at REGENFARM Ltd.  
17/11/2020 IAgrM
T: 01275 843825
E: events@iagrm.co.uk
23/11/2020

Lincolnshire Branch Online Meeting - Impact of weather on food and farming

Following 12 months of unprecedented weather conditions the Lincolnshire branch of IAgrM invites you to join their webinar to include an informative panel discussion around the impact the weather has ... read more
Following 12 months of unprecedented weather conditions the Lincolnshire branch of IAgrM invites you to join their webinar to include an informative panel discussion around the impact the weather has on farming. This is a unique opportunity to hear from experts in the field followed by an interactive question and answer session.
16:00 -16:05 Welcome and opening
Richard Thomas, Chair Lincolnshire IAgrM
16:05- 16:35 Main discussion
Simon Fisher - Regional Environmental Adviser, NFU
Alex Olivant - Farm Business Consultant, Active Business Partnerships
Oliver McIntyre - National Agricultural Strategy Director, Barclays
16:35-16:40 Q&A
16:40-16:45 Closing remarks
To register, or for further information please email iagrmlincs@gmail.com
 
23/11/2020 E: iagrmlincs@gmail.com
25/11/2020

Managing the phasing out of BPS (Basic Payment Scheme) 60 Minute CPD Session

A 60 minute CPD session starting at 11am which will cover the technical practicalities of the Basic Payment 'transition period' and how a progressive farming business is making preparatio... read more
A 60 minute CPD session starting at 11am which will cover the technical practicalities of the Basic Payment 'transition period' and how a progressive farming business is making preparations for 'life after BPS'. Speakers: Alice De Soer, Rural Response (formerly CAAV) Paul Carrott, Farm Manager Beeswax Dyson Farming Ltd Chairman: James North, North & Letherby Booking essential.
25/11/2020 IAgrM
T: 01275 843825
E: events@iagrm.com
08/12/2020

IAgrM East Anglia Branch Meeting - ‘A talk from Professor James Lowenberg-DeBoer of Harper Adams University on "Strategic Technology Planning" 8th December 7-9pm’

‘A talk from Professor James Lowenberg-DeBoer of Harper Adams University on "Strategic Technology Planning" 8th December 7-9pm’
08/12/2020 Charlotte Cattell
E: charlotte.cattell@barclays.com