AHDB: Be precise for free

Understanding how precision farming can deliver for Welsh producers is the subject of a series of workshops hosted by AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds and Farming Connect.

The free workshops, funded by Farming Connect, will take place between 28 February and 2 March across South Wales.

Course leader and independent precision farming expert Ian Beecher-Jones will bring together the theoretical fundamentals of precision farming with a practical application in the field.

Ian said: “‘Small changes in farming practices can make a big difference to the performance of the farm. By taking a pragmatic, farmer-focused approach, the course will help novices understand whether precision will pay or not, and help more experienced farmers work out the next steps. It will be a course for all and the interaction between farmers of all experiences will benefit everyone.”

Each of the three courses will be split into manageable sections: tractor and machine control, targeted agronomy and data management, so farmers will be able to focus on what needs to be done in each area to make the most of the technology available to benefit their businesses.

The three events are:

28 February 12:30pm – 4:00pm

Pavilion, Withybush Showground, Haverfordwest, Pembrokshire, SA62 4BW

1 March 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Six Bells Inn, Penmark, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 3BP

2 March 12:30 – 4:00pm

Monmouthshire Livestock Centre, NP15 2BH

To book a place contact Richard Meredith on: richard.meredith@ahdb.org.uk or 07717 493015

Source AHDB Cereal & Oilseeds

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