What’s on

What’s on at The Farming Life Centre

 

DEFRA Farm for the Future Programme – Environmental Workshops

We are delighted to have Chris Seabridge and Associates on board to deliver the Environmental Workshop element of the Farm for the Future Programme.  Chris and his expert team are independent environmental farm advisors and will be on hand to give information about grant schemes and environmental opportunities being created as part of The Agricultural Transition.  Please let us know which meeting you would like to attend.  Click here to find out more about Chris Seabridge and Associates.    

In person meetings – lunch or supper provided:  

  • Monday 6th December at 11am at The Agricultural Business Centre (conference room)
  • Friday 10th December at 11am at The Agricultural Business Centre (conference room)
  • Thursday 9th December at 7pm at The Agricultural Business Centre (conference room)

Zoom meetings – Link to be made available shortly:  

  • Wednesday 15th December at 1.30pm
  • Thursday 16th December at 7.30pm    

DEFRA Farm for the Future Programme – Business Workshops

Ed Lawley and the team at Bagshaws LLP will be working with us to deliver the Business Workshop element of the Farm for the Future Programme.  Being based at the heart of the local farming community, within the Agricultural Business Centre at Bakewell, Bagshaws have a comprehensive understanding of the farming industry at a local level and the needs of local farm businesses.  Click here to find out more about Bagshaws LLP professional services.

In person meetings – lunch or supper provided:

  • Monday 10th January 12pm-3pm at The Agricultural Business Centre (conference room)
  • Wednesday 19th January 10am – 12pm at The Agricultural Business Centre (conference room)
  • Wednesday 26th January 7pm at The Agricultural Business Centre (conference room)
  • Thursday 3rd February 7pm venue to be confirmed

Zoom meetings – zoom link to be made available shortly:

  • Thursday 13th December 7pm

Rural Social Groups

Our rural social groups continue to prove popular and offer a welcome opportunity for communities to come together.

Where are our social groups?

  • Hartington which meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month
  • Boylestone
  • Ashford in the Water which meets every Wednesday

See programmes for dates. They are lively meetings of rural residents including a number of retired and semi-retired farmers and family members who meet for tea and a chat with meals out and speakers thrown in for good measure.  We welcome all new members.  Contact Rachel Metcalfe at the Bakewell office for more details: 01629 810903.

Farming Life Centre Walks Programme

A gentle afternoon walk, monthly on a Thursday. Meet at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start. All walks are relatively flat and take between 60 and 90 minutes with the opportunity for refreshments and a good chat afterwards – everyone welcome
Walk Leaders: Pauline Bramley, Kay Allinson and John Thomas.

Thursday 4th November – Derwent Dams
Meet in the long layby which is half a mile on from the traffic lights where theBamford junction meets the A57. The layby is on the left hand side of the A57before Ashopton Bridge. An autumnal walk beside Derwent Dams followed by
refreshments at the Bird Café.

Our walks are short and ‘Easy’ but may involve some stiles or ascents/descents over a short distance. They have been chosen to ensure we are on good surfaces for walking whatever the weather – everyone welcome! However, in the event of extreme weather conditions, please contact Pauline on 07538 785666 to confirm the walk is going ahead.

Please wear sturdy footwear and clothing to suit the weather conditions.  For any further information contact: Pauline Bramley 07538 785666.

Quad bike safety training

The Derbyshire Farmers Management Committee is offering subsidised approved training and assessment for the safe use of quad bikes.  For more information and to register your interest contact: DerbysFMC@outlook.com.  To take part you need to be farming in Derbyshire, be an NFU member or employed by an NFU member and provide your own approved helmet for use on a quad bike.