National Organic Combinable Crops (NOCC) 6 July 2017

Date: 6 July 2017 Location: Hampshire

NOCC

  Picture from NOCC at Fullerton Farms Partnership Hampshire in July 2010 

Sponsored by Triodos Bank and the Waitrose Farming Partnership

Booking now open

Booking is now open for the 2017 National Organic Combinable Crops (NOCC) conference, the largest and longest-running organic on-farm event in the UK.

Now in its tenth year, this one-day event will be held this year in Andover, Hampshire, will offer organic and non-organic farmers the chance to learn about the latest innovations in the sector, and discover how they might take advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead.

Hosted by innovative organic arable farmers James Liddell and sons Tom and Hugh on Thursday 6 July, visitors will have the chance to learn about the farm and its operations during an extensive farm walk.

As well as examining extensive crop trials – including varieties ranging from some of the oldest wheats to the latest commercial varieties in development – visitors will hear from a range of experts who will discuss issues including soil sampling, weed management and companion cropping.

Other topics will include green manures, sowing rates and machinery.

Visitors will also get the chance to hear about the farm’s vineyard, which makes award-winning English sparkling wine.

Following a renowned conference lunch cooked from some of the country’s finest organic produce, delegates will then get to hear from speakers from across the sector, including growers, academics and industry leaders.

They will also have the chance to engage with experts during a special panel discussion hosted by BBC Farming Today and Countryfile presenter Charlotte Smith, and hear about major research projects from event partners The Organic Research Centre.

Projects to be featured at this year’s event:

Steven Jacobs, OF&G Business Development Manager, says: “As organic food sales in the UK continue to grow, this year’s NOCC event aims to showcase the wealth of opportunities available in the organic market.

“With practical, on-farm sessions coupled with in-depth advice and discussion from experts, NOCC is always hugely popular with visitors from across the organic and non-organic sectors.

“And with the variety of crops and topics to be discussed and the panellists lined up for this year we’ve no doubt tickets for this year’s event will be more in-demand than ever, so we recommend people register now to avoid any disappointment.”

Delegate tickets for the event cost £35, with discounts for additional family members.

You can download the booking form here: OF&G delegate form NOCC 2017

For trade enquiries please contact Steven.