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Soil and Water Management Centre online conference

CFE Partner Catchment Sensitive Farming, in support of the Soil and Water Management Centre, are proud to present: 

Soil & Water 2020 – Farming in the Extremes

Wednesday 2nd December 2020
 

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Focusing on farming in the new normal of climate change and building resilience to dry and wet periods, we’ve gathered some leading researchers and practitioners to share their thoughts.
The day is split into four sessions with a discussion at the end of each and farmers’ case studies throughout the day to reflect on the findings of our speakers.

Programme: 

Session 1 Climate Change and Agriculture

09.30  

Welcome from the Chair – Introduction and Farming in the Dry

Guy Smith
Guy Smith Farms

09.50

Climate Change how do we define it and what does it mean for UK Agriculture

Simon Jeffery 
Harper Adams University 

10.15

Climate change and extreme weather – perceptions and adaptive responses among farmers and land managers  

Rebecca Wheeler 
University of Exeter 

10.45

Discussion 

11.00

Break 


Session 2 Climate Change Mitigation at Farm Level

11.15

Low carbon farming – the possibilities and practicalities

Becky Wilson
Duchy College 

11.45

Reducing the farm carbon footprint with carbon auditing

Al Brooks
Faccombe Estate, Hants

12.05

Using soil data to plan environmental management on farms: the ASSIST E-Planner tool.         

Richard Pyewell
CEH 

12.35

Discussion

12.50

Lunch


Session 3 Farming in Extreme Weather

13.20

Farming with extreme rain – Flood mitigation work

Chris Stoate
GWCT

13.50

Farming with Natural Flood Management

Hannah Fawcett 
Yorkshire Dales NPA  

14.10

Building soil resilience to mitigate extreme weather with regenerative farming

Ian Wilkinson
Dunkirk Farm Co. Durham          

14.30

Discussion 

14.40

Break 


Session 4 Systems for Climate Resilience (proudly sponsored by Fendt)            

14.50

Using steel – where it still has an important role in raising soil resilience

Dick Godwin
Harper Adams University

15.20

Why maintaining a flexible approach to crop establishment is critical for my business

Robin Gaymer Mentmore
Park Farm 

15.40

Panel discussion and concluding remarks - Chair 

Guy Smith
Guy Smith Farms

16.00

Close

Kindly supported by: Agrii, Harper Adams University, Catchment Sensitive Farming, Vädarstad, Tillage and Soils and BASF

£45 conference & 1 year SWMC membership;
£15 existing members;
​£25 conference only
For more information and to register, click here.

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