AgriSearch and AFBI are continuing their series of farmer and industry workshops to review the existing provision of decision support tools for permanent grassland and to consider what further tools should be developed. This is being held as part of a Europe-wide Research Project into Developing SUstainable PERmanent Grassland systems and policies (SUPER-G).
The aim of the workshops is to evaluate the existing decision support tools for each farming system and land type which ‘measure to manage’ productivity, profitability and the delivery of ecosystem services and identify gaps. They will challenge farmers and other key stakeholders to identify their future needs and requirements that will maximise future adoption of decision support tools.
AgriSearch and AFBI are holding a series of workshops for each farming type. Having held workshops for lowland farmers in the autumn workshops for Hill / SDA farmers are being held in the New Year along with a workshop for advisors, trade and industry:
- Advisors, Trade & Industry – Tuesday 7th January at 10am at AFBI, Hillsborough
- Hill / SDA Farmers (East) – Tuesday 7th January at 7.30pm at Tullyglass Hotel, Ballymena
- Hill / SDA Farmers (West) – Thursday 9th January at 7.30pm at Silver Birch Hotel, Omagh