BASE-UK AGM 2022
Posted August, 17th, 2021
AGM CONFERENCE 8th and 9th FEBRUARY 2022
BOOKINGS NO LONGER BEING TAKEN.
VENUE: The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nottingham
The Committee have a fantastic line up of speakers for the AGM Conference this year, including Dr Sam Cook from Rothamsted who missed speaking to us in 2020 due to illness; Dr Jackie Stroud who has returned from Australia to work at SRUC; Professor Christine Watson also from SRUC and Professor Richard Bardgett from Manchester University and author of “Earth Matters”. We also have some of our own members – John Hawkins, Ian Gould, David Aglen, Tom Sewell (SFOY 2021) who have agreed to share their experiences. The proposed program is as follows but may be subject to change:
8th FEBRUARY 2022
10.00 IAN GOULD: REGENARATIVE AGRICULTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAND MANANGEMENT SCHEME
11.20 DR SAM COOK: BUILDING CONFIDENCE IN BENEFICIALS
14.00 DR JACKIE STROUD: ADVANCES IN EARTHWORM SCIENCE
15.30 JOHN HAWKINS: LAND BUSINESS PLANNING IN AN ESG ERA
16.20 QUESTION PANEL WITH SPEAKERS OF THE DAY
17.30 THANKS AND CLOSE
19.00 DRINKS RECEPTION
19.30 DINNER - ROGER BAIRD
9th FEBRUARY 2022
10.00 TOM SEWELL (SFOY): 10 YEARS OF REGEN EXPERIENCE
11.20 PROFESSOR RICHARD BARDGETT: HARNESSING BIODIVERSITY FOR SUSTAINABLE SOIL MANAGEMENT
13.45 PROFESSOR CHRISTINE WATSON: IMPACTS OF PH MANAGEMENT
15.00 DAVID AGLEN: BALBIRNIE HOME FARMS, A CONSTANT EDUCATION
15.45 COLIN RAMSAY - 6 INCHES OF SOIL FILM
16.00 VOTE OF THANKS
17.00 CONFERENCE CLOSES
TO BOOK YOUR CONFERENCE TICKET: Please email email@example.com with your name and the days you will be attending and whether you will stay for dinner on Tuesday evening – along with your dinner menu choices. Please advise if you have any dietary requirements or allergies, we need to be aware of. The cost for attending the conference is:
BASE-UK Members One day *£85 Both days £140
Non-Members One day *£170 Both days £300 *This includes the cost of dinner if required. There is no discount for not having dinner. If you would like to bring a wife/husband/partner to dinner only (not attending the conference) the cost is £39/head. Please provide name and dinner selections. Dinner menu - Please indicate your choice with the code provided:
|S1||Carrot & coriander soup (V) (VE) (GF)
|S2||Mango & brie parcel, pickled red onions, lemon mayonnaise & pea shoots (V)|
|S3||Smoked chicken liver duck & orange pate, garlic toast, fig chutney & balsamic glaze, wild pea salad & sweet orange liquor|
|M1||Braised beef & Yorkshire pudding, gratin potato, leeks, carrots & red onion, horseradish puree & red wine gravy|
|M2||Salmon fillet, crushed dill potatoes, creamy leeks, pea & asparagus, white wine & shallot sauce (GF)|
|M3||Butternut squash pepper & leek pie, crushed garlic & chive potatoes, peas & green beans, confit tomato cassoulet (V) (VE)|
|D1||Lemon panna cotta tart, raspberry granita & granola|
|D2||Pecan tart, vanilla ice cream & toasted almonds (GF)|
|D3||Belgium chocolate cheesecake, vanilla pod ice cream|
Cheese and biscuits will be served after dessert, followed by coffee/tea.
HOW TO PAY:
Please make cheques payable to BASE-UK and send to BASE-UK Admin, Home Farm, Marston St Lawrence, Banbury OX17 2DA.
BACS payments - Account No: 18374868 (Lloyds) Sort Code 77-27-07 Ref: Membership No/AGM22
ACCOMMODATION: If you require B&B, please ensure you book your own bedroom by one of the following methods. (You need to contact Rebecca to book your conference place – please do not forget!). By booking directly you will receive the preferential rate of £95/room/night for single occupancy and free parking under the hotel which is normally £15/night. Please do not book via 3rd party internet groups as you will not show on the BASE-UK booking list and may not benefit from the same offer we have been given.
· Contact the hotel directly on 0115 9369936 Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm, stating that you are attending the BASE-UK Conference.
· Book online using the following link - BOOK HERE OFFER PRICE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
Please note, to get to the hotel car park, please use the postcode NG1 5FW in your Satnav, not the hotel’s postcode. There is access from the car park into the hotel. What3Words link is https://w3w.co/vibrates.hits.racing
The nearest train station is Nottingham which is approximately 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel or there are 2 trams heading for the city center. Get off at Royal Centre Stop (3 stops from the station).
The nearest airport is East Midlands. There is a bus service (Sky Link) from the airport to Nottingham.
A full program will be available in due course but so you can plan your travel times:
· Tuesday 8th February - registration from 9.00 am with the first speaker at 10.00 am.
· Wednesday 9th February - registration will be from 8.30 am with the AGM starting at 9.30 am.
The event will close at around 4.30 pm on Wednesday.
If you have any queries about the AGM or how to book, please either email Rebecca on firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 07799 532704.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible and thank you for your support!