OF&G's National Organic Combinable Crops 2021

Suffolk

6th July 2021

We are very pleased to announce that John and Alice Pawsey and family will be welcoming guests to their mixed organic arable and sheep farm at Shimpling in Suffolk on 6 July 2021.

This annual on-farm conference has grown since it began in 2008 and is a popular event with delegates and speakers coming from all over the UK and beyond.

At this time the government ambition is to roll back restrictions on gatherings as the year progresses and while we must remain cautious we're optimistic that we all can meet at Shimpling Park Farm in person in July.

We are planning to hold the event as an in-person on-farm conference, ensuring that we adhere to government guidelines on space and ventilation and hygiene. We will also be putting conference material online including presentations and discussions and a look around some parts of the farm.

Last year John Pawsey very kindly became our virtual host with contributions from farmers, researchers and advisors including Mark Lea, Green Acres Farm in Shropshire, Phil Howell, NIAB, Emily Pope from the AHDB and colleagues from the Organic Research Centre, the AHDB, Clive Bailye, TWB Farms and of course our host John Pawsey and our wonderful chairperson and NOCC convenor, Charlotte Smith.

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A Case Study focusing on John's business features in OF&G's Organic Arable Farming: Information for farmers considering conversion to organic production - https://assets.ofgorganic.org/tl-128-organic-arable-farming.3gwpfb.pdf

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Planning for NOCC21 is well underway. If you want to talk to us about a project you would like to present or you have a product, a machine or device you would like us to consider demonstrating and if your business would like to look into opportunities to support and sponsor NOCC21 please contact event coordinator and OF&G business development manager, Steven Jacobs.

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Booking details will be released at the end of April or in early May, depending on the situation with the coronavirus and how that may impact us and our contributors.

If you would like to reserve a delegate place or a trade stand please send an email to admin@ofgorganic.org with the subject line NOCC21 delegate or NOCC21 trade stand.

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John speaking to one of the groups on the farm walk at OF&G's NOCC15

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OF&G's NOCC was last held as an in-person conference in 2019 at OF&G chairman and lifetime organic farmer Richard Thompson's mixed arable and pig farm in Yorkshire - https://ofgorganic.org/news/bred-for-organic