21st June 2020
Agricultural research is vital to continuing positive development within the UK agricultural community and across UK food systems.
The research can take many forms. The participatory approach is one which farmers and researchers are finding increasingly successful. It is both collaborative and rewarding as research priorities are shared and the results can be dramatic and transformative for all participants. LiveWheat is one such participatory research project run by and for researchers and farmers in the UK.
On 10 June 2020 OF&G development manager, Steven Jacobs, went to Mark Lea's Green Acres Farm in Shropshire to record a crop assessment run by the Organic Research Centre as part of the LiveWheat research programme.
Mark is a director of the farmer collective, Organic Arable and has held an OF&G organic license for more than 20 years.
This video is snapshot of a crop assessment undertaken as part of the LiveWheat project.
This video was made by Steven Jacobs for Organic Farmers and Growers C.I.C. The location is Mark Lea's Green Acres Farm in Shropshire which is an organic farm licensed by OF&G.
That webinar was recorded and the video will be posted on the OF&G very soon.
More webinars and other online events looking at organic food and farming are taking place this summer. For details go to OF&G National Organic Combinable Crops 2020 #NOCC20
More details on LiveWheat
Project aims -
Mark Lea and Ambrogio Costanzo also feature in the seed discussion we broadcast as part of the V-NOCC series, this webinar is now available to watch online -