9 June 2020
Seeds and deeds

Collective plant breeding for reduced input farming

23 June 2020
NFU virtual organic farm walk

Challenges of net zero



4 June 2020
USA farm antibiotic use: a threat to UK standards?

US livestock receive more than five times as many antibiotics as British livestock

29 May 2020
iSAGE Toolbox - How to design it step by step

Safeguard farmers' decision making tool



29 April 2020
Tim Bennett is the new Chair of ORC

Former NFU president takes on chairmanship of Organic Research Centre

Organic services offered:

  • Technical advice
  • Financial planning & business management
  • Conversion planning - technical
  • Conversion planning - financial
  • Training
  • Technical & farm management support to producer groups & organic organisations

Areas of expertise:

  • Arable
  • Beef & sheep
  • Dairy
  • Grassland
  • Composting
  • Manure management
  • Soil management & fertility
  • Wildlife & nature conservation
  • Conversion planning - technical
  • Conversion planning - financial
  • Financial planning & business management

Contact

Tel: 01588 640 118
Mobile: 07887 746524
Email: mark@organicadvice.org.uk
Location: Shropshire
Website: www.organicmeasures.co.uk

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Mark Measures, BSc (Hons)

Mark Measures is an independent organic agriculture consultant specialising in advice and training in farm business management, husbandry, conversion planning and organic systems development.

Mark has 25 years of organic farming experience; he established the Organic Advisory Service (EFRC) in 1985 and headed it for 15 years and initiated and coordinated the establishment of the Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative. He has an extensive knowledge of all aspects of organic production and its markets, research and standards development. He has travelled widely and has experience of organic extension throughout the world.

Mark currently works through a number of organic organisations and producer groups including heading the Organic Systems Development Programme at ORC.

He is a partner in a mixed organic farm, joint editor of the biennial Organic Farm Management Handbook and Director of the Institute of Organic Training and Advice which provides training, information and accreditation to advisers throughout the UK.