Assessing the value of ecosystem services for the built and natural environment professions
This one day workshop at Aston University on 18 June will bring together key professional institutes, associations and individuals with leading researchers on ecosystem services in order to share knowledge on how the value of nature can be more effectively embedded in decision-making, advisory processes and professional working across the built and natural environment. Places are limited. Contact Alister Scott at Alister.firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and bookings.
Tweet the good news stories about farming
Rural Business Consultant Simon Haley urges farmers to get tweeting in our latest blog. Novices can learn how at "Twitter in the Farmyard" being organised by BIAC.
The Science Behind the Schemes
June 11th 2013 from 10 am to 2 pm, Hollins Farm, Ennerdale, CA23 3AL
Farmers and farm environment advisors are invited to a free knowledge-exchange event with some of the UK's top environmental scientists.
This event will give you the chance to speak to scientists who contribute to the creation of agri-environment policy research.
Topics will include soil carbon storage, diffuse pollution and the use of satellite imagery for farm planning.
For more information, or to book your place, Tel: 01768 868615 or E mail: email@example.com
This event is BASIS and BIAC registered
Advanced Training Partnership distance learning module on upland farming systems
This module examines the environmental, social and economic viability of alternative upland farming systems. Starts 17th June 2013; registration before 27th May. See www.atp-pasture.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any further information.
Advanced Training Partnership improved feed and forage workshop
ATP is holding an Improved Feed and Forage Workshop at IBERS - Aberystwyth University, 27th - 28th June 2013 looking at future varieties and their use on UK farms. Guest speakers will be Alan Lovatt (IBERS) and Dr Philip Murray (Rothamsted Research) and there will be a tour of the IBERS breeding programme and visit to the National Phenomics Centre. A distance learning module on Feed and Forage will start on 29th July 2013. Email email@example.com for further information.
New professional development resources from Landbridge
Inter-professional working is not a new phenomenon but it is becoming more important than ever for land advisers. Nowadays they have to bring their skills together to address challenges in an increasingly complex statutory and regulatory environment. Landbridge has published some new resources for professional development to help advisers navigate a pathway through competition and cooperation. We welcome your comments and queries at Landbridge@ncl.ac.uk