Prosper from Pasture – Entry Level

Pasture

 

*The application window is now open until 30/11/2021.*

 

The Entry Level is for sheep, beef and dairy farmers who want to understand the principles of soil health, pasture management and grazing systems in order to improve the resilience and profitability of their farming business.  

Through conversations with leading advisers and experienced farmers, it provides an introduction into the latest knowledge and methods which will challenge the status quo and how you manage your livestock.  

Upon completing the programme, you will have a good awareness of the key principles, clarity of the factors which are in your control as well as awareness of the range of grazing techniques available. This will allow you to identify opportunities to improve your business and set you up to attend a Master Grass workshop, which teaches the practical skills required to be a successful grassland manager.   

 

Format

The programme will run from February 2022 to September 2022. A number of regional groups will be created and there will be a mixture of virtual and on-farm meetings hosted by expert farmers. 

 

Entry requirements

Some experience of working with grazing livestock is an advantage but not essential.  

Each participant will need to confirm that their business has a valid (max 5 years old) Nutrient Management Plan.*

(Funding is available towards a Nutrient Management Plan. Please contact your local Farming Connect development officer for further information.)
 
 

Interested? Please complete the application form below. Full details of the programme, including meeting dates and locations will be available once the application window is closed.

 

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