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Organic Research Centre builds on research focus with the appointment of Dr Will Simonson

The Organic Research Centre (ORC) has announced the appointment of Dr Will Simonson as the new Head of Research.  Dr Simonson replaces Dr Bruce Pearce, who stepped down from the role last month after 21…
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Growing an organic partnership

A unique postgraduate course in Organic Farming is celebrating its 20th year at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). The MSc programme, run in an online format since 2002, is delivered by SRUC in partnership with the…
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Improving sustainability and welfare in organic poultry and pig production

It is with great excitement that OK-Net EcoFeed announces its final project conference bringing together 4 Horizon 2020 projects: OK-Net EcoFeed,  PPILOW, Freebirds and POWER. Mark the 25th-26th of January 2021 in your calendar and…
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RABI extends support for farmers with new wellbeing initiative

Charity’s evolving strategy aims to reach more farming people http://www.rabi.org.uk/kooth With 2020 bringing ever greater levels of uncertainty and unexpected changes, pressures on the farming community continue to grow. As part of a new package…
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Ramial Woodchip for Soil Health

Woodchip can increase soil organic matter, water holding capacity and nutrient levels of soils. At this online event, we’ll hear the latest from the Organic Research Centre trials, as well as from practitioners about the…
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New film championing organic - coming soon!

January 21st 2021 will see the release of an explosive new film 'This Good Earth' which exposes how we must urgently change the ways that we farm and eat – because the current ways are…
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Organic at the heart: Developing an agroecological food and farming network in Northern England

Virtual workshop run as part of the Northern Real Farming Conference. Hosted by the Organic Research Centre team. One of the key components of a transition to agroecological food and farming systems is the need…
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Farewell to Bruce and Anja

This week we sadly bid farewell to two long-serving members of our team - Bruce Pearce and Anja Vieweger - with more than thirty years of service between them! Dr Bruce Pearce joined Elm Farm…
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One year in, one year to go: Assessing Public Good delivery on farm

ORC researchers and advisors are now at the halfway point of one of their Environmental Land Management scheme: Test &Trials (ELMs T&T). Led by the Soil Association, this project is looking at the capacity of…
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How organic breeding adds value to the food chain

This online event organized by FiBL and BÖLW calls the attention of European processors, wholesalers and retailers to the importance of organic breeding for the future growth of the organic sector. During the seminar, representatives of…
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