27 March 2018
CFE Hedge event at Elm Farm

Make hedge management work for your business & the environment

27 March 2018
GREATsoils field day

Using green manures to optimise nitrogen availability

21 March 2018
The UK Agroforestry Network workshops

Reports from the group meetings

15 March 2018
Wonderful woodchip!

Workshop report on practical uses of woodchip in organic horticultural systems

15 March 2018
Organic farming for a Green Brexit

Government urged to commit to expanding organic food and farming to ensure a Green Brexit

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Accreditation is backed by a CPD programme that identifies a range of courses and events for advisers and trainers, also open to other members. CPD activity is monitored by IOTA and has minimum requirements as part of maintaining Accredited Membership status.

As part of the IOTA CPD programme, IOTA provides training courses and workshops and participates in UK and European projects including:

  • Fertility building leys and green manures: Field lab 3 at Abbey Home Farm 16th September 2014
  • Farm Sustainable Training for Organic Advisers (STOAS)
  • European Adviser Training (EAT) - a Europe-wide organic adviser training programme in which IOTA is the UK partner. Currently focusing on quality protein production and feeding. To join the group please contact Sarah Jameson

This year the IOTA Annual Conference will be incorporated into the Organic Research Centreís 9th Organic Producerís Conference, which runs from Wednesday 26th to Thursday 27th November 2014 in Solihull. Reduced rates are available for IOTA members!

The IOTA strand will focus on sustainable farming assessment and management and conversion planning. This will make the most of new opportunities for organic advisers offering conversion planning services under the new organic support schemes being considered in Wales and which we have proposed in England.

This two day ORC Organic Producer and IOTA adviser conference is being run in collaboration with the Soil Association which will hold its Soil Symposium on 25th November at the same venue. More info here.

A list of other workshops and courses is available - see current events