National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

30 May 2017

Interested in improving your farm’s soil health, reducing costly inputs and maximising your returns? Learn from experienced no-till farmers, soil scientists and industry experts from around the world at the Groundswell No-Till Show and Conference on 28-29 June, on a no-till farm in Hertfordshire.

Now in its second year, Groundswell is an independent event, created ‘by farmers, for farmers’, focused on no-till techniques and soil regeneration in arable and mixed farming situations.

Tickets are now available for the event with an exclusive 10% discount for YFC members.

“The rationale of the Groundswell Show is to help farmers to take back control of their farms and businesses and find a way of growing healthy crops using the least amount of inputs possible” said host farmer John Cherry. “We have gathered an incredible assortment of soil and livestock experts, ecologists and experienced no-till farmers from around the globe, along with all the top direct drill machinery on the market today, to share experiences and ideas around Conservation Agriculture”.

Visitors can hear from a huge array of speakers from across the globe and highlights of the show include:

  • 10 leading manufacturers demonstrating their direct drill technology, a unique setting to compare and evaluate drills on the market today. John Deere, Horsch, Ryetec, Agri-Linc, Sly, Primewest, Simtech Aitchison, Sumo, Weaving and Dale Drills will be represented.
  • Opportunities to discuss and debate different techniques for combating blackgrass, cover and companion cropping, and water management.
  • A rainfall simulator from the USA, showing the surprising impact of 2” of rain upon differently tilled soils. 
  • See root development up close in the 1.5m deep soil pit dug into a two year herbal ley.  
  • A dedicated Soil Tent, with soil scholars from Cranfield University showcasing their recent studies into soil health.
  • Mob-stocking demonstrations.

“The energy and positive feedback we received from last year’s show, in particular from the younger generation of attendees, was incredible. It is clear that The Groundswell Show meets a growing need from farmers to understand their greatest asset, and re-gain a level of financial control while safeguarding the environment too,” added John Cherry.

There is a huge amount to see at Groundswell No-Till Show and Conference 2017. Young Farmers who are keen to safeguard their soils (and profit margins) for the future can listen, learn and be inspired.

Tickets are on sale now and we are pleased to offer an exclusive 10% discount to YFC members. YFC members can access the discount code by logging into the members area.

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