A key event in the organic calendar

Date Published: 18/03/2010

It’s with great pleasure we can unveil details of National Organic Cereals 2010.

This will be the third of our one-day events which take a warts-and-all look at the challenges and rewards of organic cereal production – an area where there’s great potential for growth.

National Organic Cereals, which we run in association with Abacus Organic Associates, has grown tremendously in the three years and this time around we’re looking at staging our biggest and best event yet, with the backing of key members of the industry.

The line-up of delegates and exhibitors really has become a who’s who of the organic arable, feed, seed and milling sector and as well as being chock-full of useful advice and presentations, it’s the biggest opportunity in the organic cereals calendar for a get-together and a great (organic) lunch!

This year we’re once again delighted to have Triodos Bank as our headline sponsor, along with critical sponsorship support from Organic Arable, Robin Appel Ltd, HGCA, Warminster Maltings, B&W Feeds and Norton Organic Grain.

We like to move the event around the country to make it accessible to as many people as possible, so for 2010 we’re in Andover, Hampshire, following Suffolk last year and Shrewsbury the year before.

A key part of the day is the chance to view and discuss the trial crops we’ve had planted, which this year include 21 varieties of wheat, eight of triticale, five of oats and five of rye/spelt. In addition there will be a variety of organic malting barley. This makes the farm walks a very popular part of the day.

If you haven’t been before we recommend taking a closer look. If you have been we very much hope you recognise the value of coming again.

Around 190 people attended last year and we’re gearing up for the same, or more, this year, but numbers will be limited by facilities and we can only feed those who book in advance, so please do grab your booking form and get in early. At £15, including lunch, we believe National Organic Cereals has a value way beyond the ticket price!

Below is the Flickr set of photos from last year, to give you an idea of what to expect (or maybe spot yourself in the pictures…):