4th ORC Organic Producers' Conference
Promoting Organic Principles, Best Practice and Policies
The Organic Research Centre’s annual producer conference took place once again in January 2010 at Harper Adams and had a full and exciting programme.
There were many speakers giving a variety of presentations in sessions designed to inform and maximise the opportunities to participate.
The Plenary sessions focused on the big issues of Sustainable Food Security and Climate Change whilst the workshop sessions covered a range of technical and policy issues including livestock nutrition, varieties and breeding, agroforestry, farm economics, nutrient management, animal welfare, GM issues, biodiversity management, market trends and communicating the organic message.
Following the Organic Research Centre's 2010 Producers' Conference. We are now able to offer content from the conference. You'll find session summaries and related presentations from speakers in the links below and under the relevant subject headings.
- Agroforestry: Integrating Trees with Crops and Livestock
- Animal Health and Welfare Planning for Livestock Producers
- Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
- Cereal Breeding: New Approaches
- Challenging GM
- Energy Self-Sufficiency/Renewable Energy Opportunities on Farms
- Feeding Livestock from the Farm, On-Farm Feed Processing
- Food Quality: Which Production Practices make a Difference?
- Growers Update and New Initiatives
- Innovative Models for Producer Co-Operation
- Legume LINK: Managing Legume Mixtures – Pros and Cons
- Making Organic Farming Work Financially
- New Approaches to Nutrient Management in Organic Farming
- New Crops, New Varieties, New Directions
- Organic Farming and Climate Change
- Parcipatory Research: Making Research Relevant, Practical & Applicable
- Protected Cropping: New EU Standards
- Sustainable Food Security