What’s on

What’s on at The Farming Life Centre

Farm First Aid Workshop

Specialist Farm First Aid course – Friday 11th March at The Agricultural Business Centre conference room – FREE

This highly specialised course will give you the skills, confidence and knowledge necessary to provide immediate and critical first aid. Learn how to deal with common farm accidents including severe bleeding, amputations, crush injuries and hypothermia and what it takes to actually SAVE A LIFE plus a WHOLE LOT MORE.

Lunch provided

For more details visit: https://www.firstaid4farms.co.uk/

Farm Walk – Tree planting to generate extra income

Farm Walk led by farm advisors from The Forestry Commision – Friday 25th March – starts 10am

On farm guidance from The Forestry Commission on looking at adding value to your farm business through tree

Lunch provided, venue to be confirmed

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.

We have one Business Workshop remaining details as follows:

  • Monday 7th March 12pm-3pm at The Agricultural Business Centre (conference room) – Lunch Provided * Please Note New date*

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 meets monthly on a Thursday
  • Ashford in the Water which meets monthly on a Wednesday 1pm-3pm Ashford Memorial Institute

See programmes for dates by checking out our Rural Socal Group page – click HERE.

Our rural social groups offer 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.

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. Browse our Walks Programme by clicking HERE.

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.