Biggest organic farming event of the year is here

Date Published: 06/07/2011

It’s that time of the year again when we meet up with friends, acquaintances and the movers and shakers of the organic arable world.

A packed marquee as Huw Bowles, of OMSCo, gives his presentation at National Organic Cereals 2010
A packed marquee as Huw Bowles, of OMSCo, gives his presentation at National Organic Cereals 2010

Our National Organic Cereals event is tomorrow and it has really become quite a fixture in the calendar. It’s now the biggest event dedicated to organic farming and it provides a great opportunity for those in the sector to get together and share their news and views. And we make a point of serving a great organic lunch, not forgetting tea and cake in the afternoon. Very genteel!

We’re very grateful to Waitrose, Norton Organic, Dalehead Foods and BQP who are this year’s sponsors. We don’t make money from this event and we couldn’t do it without them. We’re also very much looking forward to welcoming BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today presenter, Charlotte Smith, as our expert panel chair, a job done admirably by farmer and Countryfile presenter, Adam Henson, last year.

We’ll be sharing some of the day’s activities as they happen via our Twitter account, including a few pictures (mobile data allowing!) so feel free to follow and chat with us at http://twitter.com/ofgorganic. Even if you’re not already a Twitterer, you can follow that link and read the updates without having an account.

The tweets from our various team members will be aggregated under the #noc11 hashtag (for the uninitiated, just do a search on ‘#noc11’ and you’ll see an aggregation of the updates from anyone who uses the tag – or just follow this link).

Post-event, we’ll be sharing photos, videos and a round-up of the day on here and on our main website, so look out for those if you’re interested.

The event is fully-booked. And we mean fully. So, please don’t turn up on the day because our catering numbers are limited and we wouldn’t want to disappoint anyone.

So, with that, I shall pack up the scary amount of kit that needs to go with me and head from Shropshire to Cambridge. If you can’t join us there, it would be great to see you online. Please chip in a comment or two on Twitter as the day goes by.