25 January 2018
Trees on livestock farms

AFINET meeting - Shropshire

15 February 2018
Trees on arable farms

AFINET meeting - Cambridgeshire



17 January 2018
Agroforestry innovation leaflets published

Factsheets produced by AGFORWARD on Innovation and best practice

16 January 2018
Challenges of organic arable farming

Free online course on OK-Net Arable



19 January 2018
Inspirational farmer-partner wanted for organic research farm

ORC wishes to appoint an inspirational share-farmer partner to manage its 80 ha Elm Farm in Berkshire from November 2018.

Miss. Nicola Smith

Job title

Livestock Researcher

Contact details

Email prefix: nicola.s (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44(0)1488 658298 - extn. 567

Academic qualifications

BSc Hons Biology (University of York)
MSc Sustainable Food Production in Agriculture (Aberystwyth University)

Main roles and responsibilities

Working on the iSAGE project:

  • Identifying farms to take part in sustainability assessments
  • Identifying farms to take part in Life Cycle Assessments
  • Assist with collecting data for case study innovations
  • Assist with all other iSAGE activities where possible

Research interests

  • Animal Health & Welfare specifically ruminants
  • Parasites and disease specifically sheep
  • External activities

  • Anything outdoors - Rock Climbing, walking, mountaineering, running, cycling
  • Recently took part in my first Triathalon and loved it Now I have the bug Im a regular triathlete
  • Smallholder: Im in charge of the daily husbandry of around 200 breeding ewes.