Small Farm Training GroupTalks & Timetable
About the Small Farm Training Group
The Small Farm Training Group (SFTG) aims to enable you to learn better farming, smallholding & horticultural skills. The SFTG is a group of busy people, many of who are in paid employment & are also small scale farmers, who understand the pressures of trying to manage the balance of work & farming & all that it entails; trying to look after the livestock, cope with sheering, hay making, honey harvesting, etc. while at the same time having to go to work.
They run a series of courses over the year which are training related & over this weekend will be offering a selection of talks which are a taster of what they do. Please join them in the NFU Farmer's Barn to find out more.
The Chicken & the Egg
Saturday & Sunday at 11am with Jason WellerWhich came first? How do I keep chickens in my back garden? Is it easy, how much time and space do I need? Want to know more? Then come along to find out what it takes to keep chickens that will produce your own lovely, fresh eggs.
How Can I Be a Smallholder When I Don't Have Any Land
Saturday at 12noon with Andrew LakeThis informative talk from Andrew Lake proves that you don’t need acres & acres of land & space to become a green fingered smallholder.
Smallholders Can Feed the World : Looking at Regenerative Agriculture
Saturday at 1pm & Sunday at 12non with Emma GoodwinInformation TBC.
The Commuter Pig Keeper
Saturday at 2pm with Michaela Giles
Put A Buzz Into Your Smallholding : Beekeeping Basics
Saturday & Sunday at 3pm with Ben PrattWhat goes on inside a beehive? What’s all the buzz about bees? How much space do I need and what about my neighbours?
One Man Went to Mow : Hay Making with Hand Tools
Sunday at 1pm with Paul Lovat-SmithYou don't need expensive machinery and contractors to make hay on a small area. And what could be better than working in your field in the summer sunshine? Paul Lovatt Smith will explain more…
Ewe-phoria! My Life with Sheep
Sunday at 2pm with Jenny ClokeCome and listen to Jenny as she shares the ups and downs of keeping sheep. From foot rot to the joys at lambing time and everything in between.