The Oxford Real Farming Conference will take place this year on 4-5 January 2017 and Professor Carlo Leifert and Dr Marcin Baranski will present NEFG research. Additional details can be found on the conference website, where the event is described as a “unique gathering of the UK’s sustainable and organic food and farming movements” which “will […]

Last month, Dr Stephen Jones of Washington State University delivered a seminar at the Newcastle University School of Agriculture about his work with the WSU Bread Lab. His presentation was recorded by the University and full audio and slides of Dr Jones’ seminar can be viewed at the following link: Bread and Community (please note, the presentation […]

We are nearing the end of harvest at Nafferton, and closing out our busiest cereal season in recent memory. NEFG managed trials of spelt, rye, spring wheat, winter wheat, spring barley, buckwheat and quinoa this year–here are some updates about our more unusual species. Spelt and Rye The HealthyMinorCereals project included three trials of spelt and […]

The Organic Research Centre presents the 10th Organic Producers’ Conference in Bristol in January. The theme of the event is Common Ground: Agroecology, food sovereignty and organic farming in practice and it will take place at the Novotel Bristol Centre. The Sustainable Organic and Low Input Dairy (SOLID) project will also hold a workshop at the […]

This year, 2015, is the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s International Year of Soils, highlighting the profound importance of soil for human life. A focal point of this year-long focus on soils is Global Soil Week, which takes place this week (19-23 April). The primary event of the week is a four-day conference in Berlin designed to […]