PONT Conference 2018

06/02/2018 9:00 - 07/02/2018 16:00

6-7 February 2018 – PONT Conference – The Dragon Hotel, Swansea. Farming, Nature and Food – Grazing for the Future You are welcome to attend either or both days – they are billed for separately. Day One Full Day One Programme Day Two, chaired by Ian Rickman, PONT Director Full Day Two Programme Conference cost Day 1 – £35 Day 2 – £35 Conference dinner – £30 Time Activity 11:00 REGISTRATION OPENS 11:50 Buffet Lunch 12:50 Introduction 13:00 Brexit, Farming and the Environment – Andrew Slade WG 13:15 Update on PONT activity – Mike Alexander, PONT Chair 13:30 Developing agri-environmental schemes that can deliver better management of High Nature Value farmland – lessons from the Burren – Dr Sharon Parr, Burren Programme 14:00 Soap Box – Conservation grazing: A local authority perspective – Richard Wistow, Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council 14:05 Vegetation management from a fire service perspective – Craig Hope, Fire Service 14:35 Panel Discussion 15:00 REFRESHMENTS 15:30 Pasture for Life – exploring the possibilities for adding value to grazed animals Russ Carrington, Pasture Fed Livestock Association & John Price, Farmer 16.00 SOAP BOX – 3 Sheep in a Boat – Jane Bissett 16.05 Profiting from Native Pasture – Holistic Planned grazing in Practice – Rob Havard, Natural England and Farmer 16.35 Panel Discussion 17.00 Sum up of the day – Andrew Slade WG 17.10 CONFERENCE CLOSE 19.30 CONFERENCE DINNER – Alun Elidyr × Time Activity 08:15 REGISTRATION OPENS 09:00 Introduction 09:10 Beneficial invertebrates in grassland management with a focus on dung beetles: How we can get them to work for us – Dr Sarah Beynon 09:40 Presentation – to be confirmed 10:10 SOAP BOX – Swansea Food Assembly – Jack Joseph Food Assembly 10:15 Floods and Fritillaries– Andy Rumming, Farmer 10:45 PANEL Discussion 11:00 REFRESHMENTS 11:15 For Field Visit – go to buses 11:30 WORKSHOP Conservation grazing in Practice – Hilary Kehoe, PONT FIELD VISIT 11.30   Buses leave for Field Visits 12.00   Arrive at site 12:30 Lunch for those at workshop Packed lunch 14:45   Back on buses 15.30   Back at hotel and depart ×

6-7 February 2018 – PONT Conference – The Dragon Hotel, Swansea.

Farming, Nature and Food – Grazing for the Future

You are welcome to attend either or both days – they are billed for separately.

Day One

Day Two, chaired by Ian Rickman, PONT Director

Conference cost

Day 1 – £35
Day 2 – £35
Conference dinner – £30

Time Activity
11:00 REGISTRATION OPENS
11:50 Buffet Lunch
12:50 Introduction
13:00 Brexit, Farming and the Environment – Andrew Slade WG
13:15 Update on PONT activity – Mike Alexander, PONT Chair
13:30 Developing agri-environmental schemes that can deliver better management of High Nature Value farmland – lessons from the Burren – Dr Sharon Parr, Burren Programme
14:00 Soap Box – Conservation grazing: A local authority perspective – Richard Wistow, Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council
14:05 Vegetation management from a fire service perspective – Craig Hope, Fire Service
14:35 Panel Discussion
15:00 REFRESHMENTS
15:30 Pasture for Life – exploring the possibilities for adding value to grazed animals Russ Carrington, Pasture Fed Livestock Association & John Price, Farmer
16.00 SOAP BOX – 3 Sheep in a Boat – Jane Bissett
16.05 Profiting from Native Pasture – Holistic Planned grazing in Practice – Rob Havard, Natural England and Farmer
16.35 Panel Discussion
17.00 Sum up of the day – Andrew Slade WG
17.10 CONFERENCE CLOSE
19.30 CONFERENCE DINNER – Alun Elidyr

Time Activity
08:15 REGISTRATION OPENS
09:00 Introduction
09:10 Beneficial invertebrates in grassland management with a focus on dung beetles: How we can get them to work for us – Dr Sarah Beynon
09:40 Presentation – to be confirmed
10:10 SOAP BOX – Swansea Food Assembly – Jack Joseph Food Assembly
10:15 Floods and Fritillaries– Andy Rumming, Farmer
10:45 PANEL Discussion
11:00 REFRESHMENTS
11:15 For Field Visit – go to buses
11:30 WORKSHOP
Conservation grazing in Practice – Hilary Kehoe, PONT
FIELD VISIT
11.30   Buses leave for Field Visits
12.00   Arrive at site
12:30 Lunch for those at workshop Packed lunch
14:45   Back on buses
15.30   Back at hotel and depart

Contact: Julia Korn

Category: Events

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  • Refund Policy
    Full refunds are available prior to January 16th.
    After this date no refund can be offered but you may send an alternative person to the event without additional charge, you must notify PONT of this change. To request a cancellation or to make a change please send an email to Julia Korn  E:mail Julia.korn@pontcymru.org.