All eyes on Holkham

The final focus on regenerative farming by the NNCG for a while shifts to Holkham Farms as Farm Manager James Beamish seeks to explain how the vast farming estate combines some elements that are recognised as ‘regenerative’ with large scale food production – particularly of salad potatoes.

James’ presentation and talk will be followed by a chance to ask questions about the Holkham farming enterprise.

Following a short break, Dominic Swan of Catalyst Farming, a cooperative farming organisation that incorporates Holkham, Raynham, NE Salmon at Hyde Hall and Salle Farms, will be giving his account of how a cooperative farming operation can work. He will also spend time talking about data and explaining how even the most time and resourced-pressed farmer can optimise the information s/he receives to improve farming outcomes.

Finally, the group will come together to discuss the ramifications of the most recent SFI announcements. The discussion will be led by Charlie Ennals with a chance for discussion, questions and knowledge-sharing among the group.

At the end of the morning there will be a chance to network over a light lunch.

Our thanks go to Holkham Farming who has sponsored the event, including providing all refreshments and the venue. It is thanks to support such as this that the NNCG can continue to offer high quality speakers and high level discussions.

There are just a few places left at this event. Please email or WhatsApp Sarah Juggins (sarah@nncg.org.uk or 07812525310) to confirm your place.

Event details:

Thursday 8 February

9am – coffee and biscutes

9.15am – James Beamish of Holkham Estate

10am – coffee break

10.15am – Dominic Swan of Catalyst Farming

11am – SFI standards – update and discussion – Charlie Ennals, James Beamish and Dominic Swan

11.30am – NNCG updates and closing comments – David Lyles and Sarah Juggins

11.45-12.30 – light lunch and networking.