18 May 2020
5th European Agroforestry Conference

Nuoro, Sardinia. Call for abstracts

7 July 2020
OF&G National Organic Combinable Crops 2020

NOCC20 will take place on John Pawsey’s Shimpling Park Farm in Suffolk



12 February 2020
Global organic area continues to grow

Over 71.5 million hectares of farmland are organic

30 January 2020
Soil analysis in organic farming and growing

EIP Soils Technical Guide No.1



21 January 2020
Organic Research Centre starts 40th year at new headquarters

ORC is now operational from Trent Lodge in Cirencester.

Organic services offered:

  • Technical advice
  • Organic Certification systems
  • Financial planning & business management
  • Marketing advice
  • Conversion planning - technical
  • Conversion planning - financial
  • Training

Areas of expertise:

  • Arable
  • Beef & sheep
  • Grassland
  • Composting
  • Manure management
  • Soil management & fertility
  • Marketing (wholesale)
  • Conversion planning - technical
  • Conversion planning - financial
  • Financial planning & business management
  • Environmental management
  • Wildlife & conservation management (provisional)

Contact

Tel: 01733 219888
Mobile: 07855 341309
Email: stephen.briggs@abacusorganic.co.uk
Location: Cambridgeshire

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Stephen Briggs, BSc (Hons), MSc

Stephen Briggs has worked with organic systems in the UK and overseas in both consultancy and research roles for over 15 years. He has particular expertise in soil management, organic arable crop production systems and organic business management.

Stephen is a Director of Abacus Organic Associates and provides regular consultancy support to 30+ organic farms. He is a regular facilitator on organic training courses for farmers and agri-professionals. He has been a guest lecturer at Otley college and Reading University on organic farming and is a member or the ACOS Certification Committee and Research and Development Committee for the UK organic sector. He is a founding Director of the Institute of Organic Training and Advice.

Stephen has a particular interest in the development of organic farming systems without livestock, the use of green manures to manipulate soil nutrient dynamics and the development of bi-cropping systems to enhance yields through the better use of available soil nutrients. Stephen farms a stockless organic farm, growing organic cereals, pulses and specialist seed crops.