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14th OCTOBER: Regenerative Farming: Soil & Crop Health

There are a few places left for this one-day course on the management of your arable or mixed farming operation using the soil health principles.


Time & Location

14 Oct, 10:00 – 17:00

FarmED, Honeydale Farm, Station Rd, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BJ

About the Event

A one-day course on the management of your arable or mixed farming operation using the soil health principles.


Course Outcomes

  • Reviewing and analysing your successes/failures in the season
  • Finding more ways soil health principles in your management operations
  • Use amendments & foliar nutrients to enhance plant performance/photosynthesis
  • Design a composting system for your operation


  • Plant nutrition & plant health
  • Monitoring plant health: Brix testing, sap pH
  • Soil nutrient balancing, amendments, and mineral applications
  • Foliar nutrition for plant health
  • Selecting & using lab testing: soil minerals, base saturation
  • Building soil organic matter, foliar/sap analysis
  • Composting systems & upcycling manure resources – applied theory
  • Review of your season so far (rotation etc) - feedback from group and tutor
  • Data gathering & monitoring review (Soilmentor etc)


Who is this course for?

  • Arable growers, farm hands
  • Graziers, shepherds
  • Farm managers


What you take away from the course

  • PowerPoint Presentations


Course Schedule

  • Morning – theory, classroom
  • Afternoon (2x cohorts, grazing and arable)
  • Brix testing practical, soil assessment, compost/manure demo/discussion
  • Prep – set out plots for Brix practical 


Resources Required

  • Nutrient materials (selection of, soluble)
  • Muck heap, compost area, biomass

Ticket price includes refreshments and a nutritious and seasonal lunch at FarmED.


Who's this course for?


This course is designed for arable and livestock farmers but is also suitable for landowners, estate managers, farm advisors and ecologists. To gain the most benefit from the course it is recommended that you have access to land on which you can practice the lessons learned during the course.

It is recommended that you complete this course before signing up for the other Regenerative Soil Health Courses with Niels Corfield at FarmED (see events page for more details).


About Niels Corfield


Niels Corfield has been working to deliver truly sustainable food and   farming systems for more than 15 years. He is an independent adviser  and trainer. He has 12 years’ experience in adult education and is   formally trained in Holistic Management and Regenerative Agriculture   Design. On a mission to create regenerative landscapes and farms in the   UK and Europe, Niels focuses on agroecological systems that are low   maintenance yet productive.

"The course was truly inspirational...I feel it's  only the beginning" - Natasha, participant on Fundamentals of  Regenerative Soil Health course 2021.


Ticket Prices


Tickets include refreshments and a seasonal lunch from the FarmED Kitchen.

Delivery of our mission is a collective effort and our values embrace  inclusivity and diversity. We don’t want price to be a barrier to  anyone visiting FarmED or attending our events. Read more about our  tiered pricing policy here.

If cost is a barrier to you attending, then please do ask us for  financial support. The FarmED Bursary offers free or subsidised places  to those that will benefit most.


GREAT Farmers


As part of the GREAT project (see  we can offer subsidised places to existing and aspiring farmers,  growers and advisers in Gloucestershire to the suite of regenerative  agriculture and agroecological transition courses at FarmED. To book,  please select the GREAT ticket option below. You will be asked for a few  eligibility details including evidence of your involvement in  regenerative agriculture and your potential impact in Gloucestershire.


PFLA Members


Special offer - 10% discount for members of the Pasture Fed Livestock Association - please email us for a code.

Date Posted: 6th October 2022


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