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coronavirus (COVID-19)In light of the ongoing government restrictions and advice to mitigate risk of COVID-19 transmission, our events have been rescheduled or moved to online delivery.

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View our list of forthcoming General Public events below.

Previous Public Events

Projected concept of entrance courtyard, IBH building, Invergowrie
for Invergowrie residents and other interested parties

Consultation Day about new Tay Cities Deal developments in Invergowrie

11 January 2020, 10 am to 4 pm

The Institute will hold a Consultation Day on Saturday 11th January 2020 to allow Invergowrie residents and interested parties to examine plans for the International Barley Hub and Advanced Plant Growth Centre developments.

Start date (computer format): Sat, 2020-01-11
Plant Teams events look at growing multiple crops together for better outcomes
for crofters, farmers and land managers

Plant Teams Field Lab: Tools for small-scale grain processing

6 November 2019, 12.30–5.30pm

Join us in Beauly, Inverness-shire, for another special crofting meeting of our Plant Teams field lab, looking at growing multiple crops together for better outcomes.

Start date (computer format): Wed, 2019-11-06
for new entrant farmers

Farmstart Network Exchange Visit - Kindling Trust

Tuesday, October 1

For our first Farmstart Network exchange visit, and to formally launch the Farmstart Network, we will be launching the Farmstart site run by the Kindling Trust in Stockport.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2019-10-01
for new entrant farmers

Farm Advisory Service Scotland New Entrant Training Events

17 July -24 July

Three new entrant skill building workshops in the Month of July

Start date (computer format): Wed, 2019-07-24
for new entrant farmers

Loans for Enlightened Agriculture Programme Funding Information Event

17th July

Are you a community food business, agroecological producer, ethical retailer, food hub, CSA in the north of England? Want to develop & grow your business? Come and find out about our funding & mentoring programme

Start date (computer format): Wed, 2019-07-17
for new entrant farmers and interested parties

Ecological Land Cooperative All Group Meeting

Saturday 29th June

This year's AGM is going to be held on Saturday 29th June at Arlington Village Hall in East Sussex. A short walk away from our second site the day will involve a visit to the farms to be and all going well will double up as the grand opening of a newly built timber frame barn!

Start date (computer format): Sat, 2019-06-29
for new entrant farmers

Newbie Award Presentation at the Royal Highland Show

21 June 2019

An Award reception for new entrant farmers and "drop-in consulting" for aspiring new entrants

Start date (computer format): Fri, 2019-06-21
The next Plant Teams Field Lab will be held on the Isle of Lismore
for crofters, farmers and land managers

Plant Teams Field Lab: Heritage grains and crop innovation for crofters

17 June 2019, 10.30am–4.30pm, Isle of Lismore

Join us on the Isle of Lismore for a special crofting meeting of our Plant Teams field lab, looking at growing multiple crops together for better outcomes, also called intercropping.

Start date (computer format): Mon, 2019-06-17

Open Farm Sunday 2019

9 June 2019, 11am - 4 pm, Free

The James Hutton Institute will be opening its doors to the public for LEAF Open Farm Sunday on 9 June.

Start date (computer format): Sun, 2019-06-09
for new entrant farmers

Open Farm Sunday at Bigton Farm (NEWBIE Project)

June 9th 2019

A chance to learn from Bigton Farm's Budge Sisters and the Monitor Farm Programme

Start date (computer format): Sun, 2019-06-09

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