Farming event returns to the county calendar

Farming event returns to the county calendar

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A dedicated arable farming day will make a welcome return to the agricultural calendar later this year following the success of the inaugural event.

More than 600 people attended The Arable Event at Weston Park in 2014, which was organised by the Wynnstay Group and Grainlink with backing from organisations across the sector.

Farmers discussing trial crops at the 2014 event
Farmers discussing trial crops at the 2014 event

Organisers have now announced The Arable Event will return to the venue on the Staffordshire and Shropshire border on June 17.

During the day, which is free for farmers to attend, there will be the opportunity to view and discuss extensive trial plots covering Winter and Spring cereals, oilseed rape, catch crops, cover crops, peas, beans and hybrid rye, along with a wide range of trade stands.

Experts will give presentations on a variety of relevant topics. Attendees will also be able to earn professional development points and take advantage of a free moisture meter checking service.

Event manager Kelly Goodyear said: “We had such positive feedback from a huge number of exhibitors and farmers who attended last year that we have decided to expand the trial plots and exhibitor area this year, giving it even more variety.

“There is no other dedicated event of this kind in this region, which I would like see grow each year. The response at this early stage seems very promising.”

Key sponsors for 2015 are Wynnstay, GrainLink, Syngenta, HSBC, GrowHow and Calcifert.

Any organisation interested in taking part can contact Kelly Goodyear on 01939 211256 or emailkelly.goodyear@grainlink.co.uk.