Farmer Network Events 2021 - 2022

We are delighted to have been successful in securing funding for the Farmer Network group for this year, and have some interesting subjects that we hope to cover. Our upcoming meetings are outlined below, and we hope that our members can attend as many of these as possible.

If you farm on or around Pendle Hill and would like to join the group, please compete the joining form which can be found, alongside more information about the group, on the Explore Farming page of our website.

Diary of Events 

Thursday 8th July 2021 - 1pm

Launch meeting for the Integrated Parasite Management project with Rob Howe from Lambert Leonard & May Vets. This project will enable you to get faecal egg counts done at specific times in order to focus your worming regime to the animals who need it most, helping to reduce the use of vedmed, costs and environmental impacts. Cockshotts Farm, Sabden


July 2021 - Date & Time tbc

Demonstration visit to look at techniques for meadow restoration with Sarah Robinson plus contractors Steve Marsden & Peter Blackwell, Bell Sykes, Slaidburn


Wednesday 4th August 2021 - 1pm

Training activity on how to complete farm carbon calculations with Becky Willson, and with Annie Landless about measuring soil carbon and the soil health monitoring App 'Soil Mentor', Barley VH tbc


August 2021 - tbc

Field visit to Croasdale Fell to look at moorland restoration using traditional breed cattle with Malcolm Handley, Croasdale Fell


Sept 2021 - 12 noon

Field visit to look at woodland planting and management techniques and talk from Kristina from RRT on woodland support schemes, Farm venue tbc


October 2021 - 7pm

Annie Landless & Becky Willson join us for a knowledge transfer meeting about farm carbon calculations and results from the 'Soil Mentor' monitoring app, Barley VH


November 2021 - 12 noon

Rush management workshop with Ian Cairns, Farm venue tbc


December 2021 - 7pm

Winter meeting with guest speaker Adam Briggs NFU, Barley VH


January 2022 - 7pm

Talk on soil health, bringing together the work done on carbon and pesticide use with James Bretherton, Barley VH


February 2022 - 7pm

CS 2022 update meeting with Natural England & Sarah Robinson, Barley VH


March 2022 - 7pm

Final meeting, ELM update, discussion on next steps for the Farmer Network group with Adam Day, Barley VH


If you would like to join our members WhatsApp group to receive reminders about upcoming events then please contact Nichola Gill: email nichola.gill@lancashire.gov.uk or phone 07890 030 548