Tickets are now on sale for the RABDF’s regenerative Down to Earth events taking place on Wednesday 21 June and Thursday 6 July. Demand for the inaugural event last year has resulted in the rollout of two days this summer.
Arla regenerative pilot farmer, Neil Baker, will host the first day and will look at how high yielding, housed herds can contribute to the bigger ‘regen’ picture. Focus here will look at ethnicity of products, in particular, ethnicity surrounding the food chain and food miles.
Cumbrian organic farmers, Mark and Jenny Lee, from Torpenhow Dairy will discuss all of the regenerative practices they have implemented on their farm. Expect the likes of pasture management, mixed farming and agroforestry.
RABDF managing director, Matthew Knight, says: “Following the huge success of our first Down to Earth last summer we made the decision to organise two events this year.
“By doing this it will allow us to showcase regenerative farming from different angles, and whilst we will be discussing some typically regenerative topics, we will also be looking at areas that come away from the traditional viewpoint associated with these practices.”
Jack Cordery, chief executive, Mole Valley Farmers, one of the events headline sponsors, explains how, as a business committed to UK agriculture and supporting farmers on the journey to net zero, we are pleased to have been part of Down to Earth from the outset.
“These events provide the industry with a platform to share new approaches, see best practice and learn from each other. We must all work together to build our understanding and approach to the principles of regenerative agriculture, collectively responding to the changes in government policy and the pressure for farming systems to become more sustainable whilst reducing their environmental impact.
“UK agriculture has to be the driver for change, finding solutions to the challenges so that we are able to maintain food production and food security but with sustainability increasingly at the forefront of our thinking.”
“Trinity’s mission to enable farming businesses of all types and sizes to embrace and thrive through sustainable farming practice is closely aligned with the ethos of Down to Earth says Anna Woodley, managing director, Trinity Agtech, another headline event sponsor.
“We’re thrilled to be supporting the Down to Earth events and believe for too long livestock farmers have been inaccurately or poorly represented in terms of their sustainability position.”
Tickets are now on sale and available to purchase online at www.projectdowntoearth.co.uk with RABDF members are eligible for free tickets. Further information on both events can also be found on the website. Event enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or 02476 639317.