9 June 2020
Seeds and deeds

Collective plant breeding for reduced input farming

23 June 2020
NFU virtual organic farm walk

Challenges of net zero

29 May 2020
iSAGE Toolbox - How to design it step by step

Safeguard farmers' decision making tool

29 May 2020
Innovative network for promoting pulses as novel protein sources

Case study of the British fava bean food value chain

29 April 2020
Tim Bennett is the new Chair of ORC

Former NFU president takes on chairmanship of Organic Research Centre


OF&G National Organic Combinable Crops 2020

7 July 2020

In light of Government restrictions due to the Covid-19 crisis OF&G are planning to gather digitally this year and we will revert to NOCC in its more traditional form next year again at John Pawsey’s.

With videos of crops on the farm, conversations with leading practitioners, and discussions to be led by the NOCC chair, the renowned journalist and broadcaster Charlotte Smith we will still present insight and knowledge from successful food and farming businesses.

Highlights will include:

  • No-till, involving both organic and non-organic methodologies and practice.
  • New approaches to land management schemes and a look at what we can expect to see as the UK moves out of the sphere of the European CAP.
  • Environmental input/output measurement systems – investigating tools now in use such as Agrecalc, Cool Farm, and FCCT.
  • New food business – how do we transition some of the food and farming economy in light of climate and further possible pandemic crisis.
Our host this year, John Pawsey, will be digitally welcoming us all to his wonderful mixed farm in the East of England. We will demonstrate and discuss the work John and others are doing to help bring food systems onto more resilient and stable footing, better able to withstand ecological and economic shocks.

Along with John and the crops research team at the ORC we will be joined by Clive Bailye of TWB Farms and the Farmer Forum and Direct Driller magazine, organic farmer and director at Organic Arable Mark Lea, Roger Vickers of PGRO, Liz Stockdale and Phil Howell, of NIAB, agro-ecological mixed farmer and blogger, George Young and Lawrence Morden of Walnes Seeds with more details to be announced very soon.

Tickets already booked for the original event that was to be held on 7 July will be refunded.

More information here

>Know your soils and know your sales - organic min-till and non-organic no-till. Farmers learning from each other

Tue, Jul 7, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM BST

Renowned broadcaster Charlotte Smith will lead a conversation with our host, organic farmer John Pawsey and no-till specialist Clive Bailye to talk about how they farm, where their farm operation works well, and where it maybe doesn’t work as well as they would like. The panel will also discuss the future outlook for their farming businesses.


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