Angus Gowthorpe – BASE-UK Member, who was recently awarded second place in the Soil Farmer of the Year 2018 competition held by the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit held a farm walk on the 3rd July 2018 at Approach Farm which organised by Becky Wilson of Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit (FCCT). The walk was also open to […]
BASE-UK Members have once again had success in the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit Soil Farmer of the Year Competition for 2018 with Angus Gowthorpe taking runner-up and Will Steel placed third and awarded highly commended due to exemplary soil management is Simon Drury, also a finalist. Congratulations to all of them!
This competition aims to find […]
BASE-UK will once again have a stand at the Groundswell No-Till Show on 27th and 28th June 2018. We look forward to welcoming members and non-members to our stand.
Groundswell, the first UK show and conference wholly focused on no-till techniques, soil regeneration and the value of livestock in arable and mixed farming situations is back […]
The BASE-UK AGM Conference held on the 6th and 7th February 2018 in Stratford Upon Avon was a great success.
James Warne has kindly written a summary:
Notes from a large conference… A report on the BASE-UK AGM & Conference – 6th & 7th February 2018.
Over 70 people packed into the Cedar Room on the morning of […]
Steve Townsend – BASE-UK Vice Chairman/Treasurer, colleague and friend along with contributions from many BASE-UK Members has written:
Agriculture lost a true Gentleman on the 17 January with the passing of Jim Bullock.
Jim was a deceptively tall and shy man which I think was partly responsible for his nervous laughter which become as much of him […]
It is with great sadness that we announce that Jim Bullock, BASE-UK President has passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Jim was a founder member of BASE-UK and his loss will leave a massive gap in the organisation especially at Committee meetings where his knowledge, connections and enthusiasm were a huge bonus. His warmth […]
The BASE UK Conference and AGM will be held on the 6th and 7th February 2018 at The Alverston Manor Hotel, Clopton Bridge, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire.
Further to feedback from our 2017 event, we have concentrated on more farmer led speakers and will hold a “Question Time” panel during the afternoon of the 6th. Speakers […]
BASE UK held a trip to Scotland on 30th and 31st October 2017 to visit some of their members’ farms. This is a report from Jock McFarlane.
I heard about the Scottish trip through my neighbour Ben Barron who forwarded me the email with the itinerary. I contacted Rebecca and invited myself as his guest!
Scotland October […]
Jake Freestone, BASE UK Member, has produced a video regarding the use of Glyphosate, explaining why and how it is crucial to Conservation Agriculture and no-till practices. Please see the link below:
Jake Freestone on Glyphosate
We are looking forward to a trip to Scotland on the 30th and 31st October to visit some of our BASE UK members.
Monday 30th October – we will be visiting Doug Christie in Durie, Fife. Doug spoke at our AGM in February this year and this will be a great opportunity to see what he […]