LEAF Speak Out Roadshow 2019 - Funding Available

22nd March 2019

There has never been a more important time to talk to others about farming and all it delivers. We need to share best practice, show techniques, explain production, talk about trade-offs and demonstrate how farming creates and sustains environmental good. 

Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF) is holding a series of one day workshops for farmers and researchers, will help you tell your farming story.  You will learn what you need to communicate in person, through farm visits, presentations and talks, on paper, online, in the media and through photos, film and social media. You will learn:  

  • how to engage your audience
  • the best ways to deliver inspiring demonstration events
  • techniques to put your points across positively and proactively
  • skills to spread your stories further

These practical, interactive and immersive workshops will encourage you to think proactively about what differences you want to make to the farming industry and public understanding and equip you with the skills you need to achieve your aims.

The Brian Chambers Soils Fund is able to offer funding to ten early career professionals and practitioners. The funding will cover the cost of the training and a contribution towards travel and subsistence. Please email a short CV to events@leafuk.org to apply for this. Please also include details of the training course you would like to attend and an estimation of your travel and subsistence costs.

Brian was an excellent communicator of agricultural and environmental science and its relevance to farmers, policy makers and industry.  The Brian Chambers Soils Fund is therefore keen to invest in early career farmers, advisers and scientists to enhance their contribution to the sector through better communication.

The workshop dates are as follows:

Wednesday 24thApril - Overbury Enterprises, Tewksbury, Gloucestershire - book here

Thursday 25th April - Rothamsted Research, North Wyke, Okehampton, Devon - book here

Friday 26th April - Henfaes Research Centre, Bangor University, Llanfairfechan - book here

Tuesday 30th April - JSR Farms, Southburn, Yorkshire - book here

Wednesday 1st May - Renner Farming, Belford, Northumberland - book here

Thursday 2nd May - James Hutton Institute, Dundee, Scotland - book here

Tuesday 7th May - Crowmarsh Battle Farm, Oxfordshire - book here

Wednesday 8th May - The Allerton Project, Loddington, Leicestershire - book here

Thursday 9th May - E W Davies, Thaxted, Essex - book here

Friday 10th May - Holkham Farming, Holkham, Norfolk - book here