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AFCP Student Forum will take place at Cranfield University on 30 March 2022; further details will be published as soon as these are available.

All students funded or part-funded by AFCP member charities are invited to attend- and to participate in the meeting. Details have been sent to the charities, but please feel free to also contact the organiser Dr Ken Pallett with any questions.

Past student forums have been very popular and we strongly encourage charities to support their students (including any who have graduated in the last two years) so they can attend. Charity trustees and student supervisors are also welcome.

As well as talks and posters from students, there will be an opportunity to see some of the work being carried out at Cranfield University.

13.15 on Thursday 3 February at Morley Business Centre, NR18 9DF

Three speakers will present on a range of topics to provoke thought, stimulate discussion and inform decision-making on farms:

  • Managing the risks of farming
  • Quantify and manage spatial variation on farms
  • Measuring to develop measures

Full details available here.

The AFCP National Forum - Growing: Young Minds and New Ideas took place on 15 November 2021; thank you to our speakers and staff at the Agri-Tech Centre at Hartpury, for an excellent day. We heard interesting presentations on the exciting and innovative topic of Vertical Farming, and were impressed by the breadth of activities from LEAF-Education and Social Farms and Gardens on how to engage young people in food, farming and the environment. Some of the presentations from the event are available below:

Improving yield in vertical farming: Insights from plant photobiology  - Matt Jones, University of Glasgow

The importance of experiential learning to motivate young people on food production, farming and the natural environment - Carl Edwards, LEAF-Education

Care farming- using farming, food production and the farmed landscape to benefit young people with a defined need - Rachel Bragg, Social Farms and Gardens

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