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Organic Entry Level Stewardship (OELS) Renewals (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 24 June 2010 - 3:43pm
20th July 2010 Half day farm walk and on-farm OELS training visit. Natural England are hosting this event to equip expiring OELS scheme agreement holders with the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully re-apply to OELS. Training will be provided on the management options available most suitable for your holding and on the renewals process and a refresher on how to work out t...
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Peat bog restoration methods may harm insect species (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 24 June 2010 - 1:18pm
Peat bogs are important as they provide a carbon sink and so aid the capture of CO2. Many bogs in north-western Europe have become dried out through overuse and extraction of peat. The most common way to restore and conserve these vital eco-systems has been to build a dam to raise the water level on a large scale. However, research by University of Plymouth scientist Dr Wilco Verberk and othe...
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Carbon & Farming - Turning Science into Practice on your Farm (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 23 June 2010 - 4:49pm
29th July 2010 Looking back over the last twelve months it is evidnet that a revolution in dairy farming is on its way. Climate change and greenhouse gas emissions are becoming increasingly central to any discussion about progressive dairy farming. Following on from the Dairy UK/DairyCo conference ‘Carbon & Farming – Myths, Challenges and Opportunities’ on the ...
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Community Supported Agriculture in W. Somerset (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 23 June 2010 - 4:38pm
1st July 2010 There is rising interest locally in Community Supported Agriculture and there are many different ways of organising it, so please come along and learn more about (CSA) and what it might offer to both producers and consumers in West Somerset. Organised by Forum 21 & Transition Town Minehead and Alcombe   All welcome - free admission and refreshments
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International Meat Secretariat World Meat Congress (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 23 June 2010 - 4:26pm
27th September 2010 27th - 30th September Every two years, meat professionals from throughout the world gather together at the IMS World Meat Congress to interchange ideas, meet their counterparts from other countries, discuss the state of the industry and analyse trends and issues which are set to influence its future.
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Sheep 2010 (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 23 June 2010 - 4:22pm
3rd August 2010 The National Sheep Association presents Sheep 2010, the sheep industry’s premier biennial event. Sheep 2010 will feature a series of informative seminars complementing the wide range of educational and commercial trade stands.  
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Climate Change 2010 (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 23 June 2010 - 4:02pm
23rd September 2010 The way forward in a post-Copenhagen world. 23rd - 24th September The Conference will ask whether an international deal on climate will be reached in the next year. If not, what alternative forms of governance will emerge and what practical steps governments and business can take. Political leaders, chief negotiators, experts, analysts and heads of busines...
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Support the bumble bee (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 21 June 2010 - 12:26pm
Bee Safe Bee Careful provides information on the use of pesticides and the bee and how to support the bumble bee population. Help Save the Bumble Bee provides practical advice on wild flower mixes, effective margins and how to gain points towards ELS.  Both leaflets are available from the Campaign for the Farmed Environment website.
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Pesticides in the UK (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 17 June 2010 - 1:01pm
The report demonstrates the work of the UK Pesticides Forum in 2009. It contains both 'annual report' items and the 'report of indicators reflecting impacts of pesticide use'.  The report draws together the work of Government, Industry and other important stakeholders to find ways of reducing the impact from the use of pesticides.     The report has been structured around ...
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Maize establishment the key to a successful harvest (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 17 June 2010 - 12:43pm
22nd June 2010 Organised by Natural England In this maize event, Simon Draper will discuss how to get the most out of your maize crop highlighting: Good soil structure is an integral part of achieving a good maize crop, and an integral part of a good environment. Simon Draper will discuss the best machinery to use and how costs may be saved. Come and see comparisons between maize ...
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Zero Carbon Britain (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 17 June 2010 - 12:00pm
zerocarbonbritain2030 is a fully integrated solution to climate change. It examines how we can meet our electricity and heating requirements through efficient service provision, while still decreasing carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and other emissions.  The report starts by examining the current “context” in the Climate science and Energy&...
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Consumer buying groups - are UK producers and consumers missing a trick? (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 17 June 2010 - 11:40am
1st July 2010 The Soil Association is holding a free open seminar in Swindon to explore the exciting potential of large scale buying groups.  As part of the first ever Co-operative Fortnight, which celebrates people working together to achieve strong communities and good businesses, the Soil Association is hosting an open seminar to give consumers, producers, wholesalers, retailers...
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International Search Engine Optimisation (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 17 June 2010 - 9:26am
3rd August 2010 Improve your company’s performance on search engines in international markets. This course is believed to be the first training programme in the UK specifically on international search engine optimisation (SEO). The free workshop will be run by Rob Edlin
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Energy from Waste 2011 (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 16 June 2010 - 3:40pm
23rd February 2011 23-24 Feb 2011.   Entering it's 7th year the programme will be discussing the latest in market developments, the most topical issues and the matters that are key to driving the sector forward. Featuring top line speakers from Government, regulatory bodies and experts in the fast paced world of EfW. Programme currently under development, if you would like more ...
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Developing UK Biogas 2010 (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 16 June 2010 - 3:35pm
24th June 2010 24th and 25th June.   Building an AD infrastructure for waste, energy, heat and fuel.   Recycling and Waste World's annual Biogas conference returns to Stoneleigh Park Conference Centre, expanding the format to a comprehensive two day event, addressing the issues that the market has thrown up through rapid development over the past 12 months.   The pr...
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DEBI 2010 Awards (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 16 June 2010 - 3:14pm
These Awards celebrate the achievements of the businesses, community groups, schools and individuals who work with the environment in innovative and interesting ways, whilst achieving their own business plan objectives.  Entry is free and there are five 2009 award categories:
  • Environmental Goods and Services - For suppliers and installers of environmental products and se...
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Farm Walk - International Year of Biodiversity (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 16 June 2010 - 11:01am
8th July 2010 A FWAG event.   A farm walk led by Sandy McFadyen and Julia Bastone.   The event is free to members, non-members £5.
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ELS/SUELS Options (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 16 June 2010 - 10:54am
31st August 2010 A FWAG event.   Farm walk followed by a presentation by Sally Hope Johnson.
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Highlighting Hedges (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 16 June 2010 - 10:49am
15th September 2010 A FWAG event. Hosted by Rob Wolton of Devon Hedge Group, with Roland Stonex.   Cost: Members: £6 Non-members: £8
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FCG Business Briefing (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 15 June 2010 - 3:20pm
Click here to read topical farm management tips and deadline reminders.  This month's topics include: Entry Level Stewardship Scheme Renewals; year end management accounts; are you breaching your banking covenant?; light first cuts; and do you know how much diesel you use?.
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