Future Farmers of Yorkshire is offering two fully funded places to Groundswell 2023.
This farmer-led show and conference is proving a popular annual date in the farming calendar.
Sharing practical ideas about Regenerative Agriculture, places are at an absolute premium.
Groundswell takes place this year on Wednesday 28th June and Thursday 29th June at Lannock Manor Farm, Hertfordshire.
Your chance to secure a place
This your opportunity to make sure you don’t miss out.
Future Farmers of Yorkshire is offering two people the chance to attend Groundswell, with these bursary places covering the full costs of the entry ticket and accommodation.
To be in with a chance of being awarded a place, send us an email titled ‘Groundswell 2023’ telling us about yourself and why you wish to attend.
Emails should be sent to email@example.com by 31st March 2023.
Testimonials from previous bursary recipients
Tom Wilkinson, arable farmer (2022)
Groundswell is quite unlike any other show that I have attended. There is less of an emphasis on trade stands, with the main attraction being a schedule of talks and discussions on various topical subjects all linked to regenerative farming.
I attended talks over the two days on a variety of subjects and the most interesting two were: A discussion between organic farmers John Pawsey and John Cresswell, who unlike many of the farmers at the show are still reliant on cultivation to control weeds.
It was interesting to hear that they are still managing to maintain and improve organic matter levels in their soils whilst continuing cultivation.
The second talk was comparing and contrasting the economics of a regenerative system against a more conventional system of cultivation and inputs.
The conclusion was that with attention to detail the best regenerative farmers can beat the performance of a conventional system, however on average across the farms sampled, during this period of high commodity prices, yield was still king and therefore the higher input conventional systems are still producing the greatest return per acre.
Beatrice Guthrie (2021)
My favourite talk was given by David Purdy and Philip Wright which was about how soil structure is affected and developed through plants and biology working together.
They went on to say that high intensity cultivation (e.g. ploughing) has been shown to reduce the biology and worm numbers in the soil over time.
Having a higher worm number has shown to increase infiltration rates and improve soil structure which will benefit the farmer.
I thoroughly enjoyed Groundswell… it’s an amazing event providing an insight into what agriculture will look like in the future.