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Discounts and bursaries for Organic Producer Conference

Category: News
15 October 2014

20+VAT per day discount on booking form prices available to English producers, and others reliant on agriculture or agricultural products,* for the Organic Producer Conference through the RDPE

To qualify, you will need to:

  • Meet the eligibility criteria* (if in doubt, please ask)
  • Answer a few additional questions on the eventbrite booking form
  • Sign the form at the conference
  • Sign the register on EVERY day attending the conference
  • Complete the event evaluation form (to be provided at the conference).
  • You will receive a re-fund after the conference
* eligible participants includes producers and employees of producer groups, supply chain businesses, direct retailers, but not multiple retailers, government departments, agencies or public bodies including universities. Participants must be living/working in England.

Discounted tickets are also available for English producers under the RDPE for the National Soil Symposium (25th November) and combination tickets.

Early bird ends 31st October 2014, so book soon!

Bursaries available

We have funds from various sources, including the Organic Growers Alliance and the Ernest Cook Trust, to enable young people (students/apprentices/new entrants) with limited means to attend the conference.

We have also secured bursaries for young people living in Berkshire. If you are 26 or under, resident in Berkshire and training (student/apprentice) to or starting a career in agriculture, you may qualify for one of our Gordon Palmer Memorial Trust bursaries.

Bursary funding is also available from the Greenham Common Trust for young people (aged 18-26) from West Berkshire who are registered on an existing FE/HE course in agriculture, horticulture or related topic, or engaged in a relevant work-experience placement or apprenticeship scheme, or at an early stage of a career in a food or farming related business.

If you think you may qualify for any of the above bursaries, please e-mail Gillian Woodward with details of your address, age and circumstances to check your eligibility.

This project has been supported through the Rural Development Programme for England, which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union.

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