Modern farming working with nature

Tuesday 28th February 2017 5:45pm - 7:00pm

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Event Description

This is the fifth technical seminar in our 2016/17 theme of “Working with Nature”. We are delighted that Tim Pratt (Farmers Weekly Awards 2016: Farm Manager of the Year) will be presenting on how he has changed the farming practices on his Suffolk farm to maximise its productivity, whilst still making space for the natural environment.

Developing a rotation of mixed arable and livestock, Tim has been able to improve the sustainability of intensive vegetable production on his very light land.

Tim’s farm has over 240 acres of woodland that is now an SSSI comprising of Staverton Park and The Thicks. The park itself is the largest area of ancient pollarded Oaks in Europe. Staverton Oaks are replanted from acorns collected from the park to ensure the future of this unique part of history.

The talk will be presented in Cambridge but broadcast live to Peterborough & Cranfield.
For booking and for more information on directions and parking, please email:

– Sharla McGavock (Sharla.McGavock@mottmac.com) for CAMBRIDGE

– Charlotte Nunns (Charlotte.Nunns@atkinsglobal.com) for PETERBOROUG

– Bob Grabowski (r.c.grabowski@cranfield.ac.uk) for CRANFIELD

 

This event may be considered for contributing to a recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme as part of personal development.

Details

Venue

Cambridge & Peterborough &Cranfield

Time

5:45pm - 7:00pm

Speakers

Tim Pratt, Wantisden Hall Farms

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Cost

£0.00

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