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
  • 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.