Entries by Carrie Robbins

4D4F – Hooibeekhoeve Calf Housing

In the first crucial months of a calf’s life, the calf is susceptible to infectious diseases. During this period, the calf’s health can be affected by many factors. One of these factors is its housing. Traditionally, calves are kept individually in outdoor igloo’s. In the Hooibeekhoeve, a research and demonstration farm in Antwerp, Belgium, young […]

New Videos Launched To Help Farmers Improve Soil Health

A new series of practical videos to help farmers understand and improve soil health was launched at the recent Groundswell Show. Working in partnership with Innovation for Agriculture (IfA) and Ernest Cook Trust, the Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) team have produced a series of “Learning from the Land” videos. These showase easy-to-set-up soil demonstrations that […]

Stephen Briggs presenting at Bath & West Soils Conference

Stephen Briggs, IfA’s Soil & Water Manager will be presenting at the Royal Bath & West of England Society’s summer Soils Conference. The conference is held in partnership with FWAG, Hills to Levels project and Innovation for Agriculture. Hear from distinguished Soil Specialists on topics to include the Science of Soils, Soils & Grassland, Improving […]

Soil Farmer Of The Year 2018

Simon Cowell, an arable farmer from Essex has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Soil Farmer of the Year. Angus Gowthorpe from York has been awarded second place and William Steel from Hawkhurst third place. The competition, now in its third year is organised by the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit (FCCT) and Innovation […]