Meetings of the Farm Woodland Forum

Meetings of the Farm Woodland Forum

This page contains links to the previous meetings of the Farm Woodland Forum.  Please use the links on the right hand side to navigate to the details for the appropriate year.


2017 meeting

The annual meeting of the Farm Woodland Forum will be held at Cranfield University on Friday 23rd June.  It follows on from the meeting Agroforestry 2017: improving productivity for farmers and foresters at Cranfield University on Thursday 22nd June, organised by the Woodland Trust, the Royal Forestry Society and the Soil Association and supported by the Farm Woodland Forum.  


Thursday 22nd June

19.00 Evening Meal Blenheim Room, Mitchell Hall

After the meal Annual General Meeting of the Farm Woodland Forum


Farm Woodland Forum meeting, Friday 23rd June - Stafford Cripps Learning and Teaching Centre

Practical Agroforestry in the British Isles

09:00 Welcome - Paul Burgess

09.05-09.15 Agroforestry policy and the AGFORWARD project  - Paul Burgess, Jo Smith and Rosa Mosquera-Losada

09.20-09.50 Agroforestry in the British Isles -  forestry, agriculture and climate policies - Gerry Lawson, Mike Strachan, Eugene Curran, Jo Smith, Terry Thomas and Jim McAdam

10:00-10.20 Tea and Coffee

10.20-10.30 Agroforestry and the carbon code - Vicky West, Forestry Commission.

10:40-10:50 MULTILAND project including "electric sheep" - Tim Pagella, Bangor University

11.00-11.10 Agroforestry and the decentralisation of food and energy production - Martin. S. Wolfe, Wakelyns Agroforestry, Organic Research Centre, CAWR Coventry University

11:20-11.30 Helping farmers benefit from trees - Rowan Reid

11.45 Minibus travel to Stephen Briggs' Whitehall Farm (120 ha), Ramsey Road, Farcet, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE7 3DR (one hour from Cranfield)

13:00 Lunch at Whitehall Farm

13.45 Field visit (apple and arable agroforestry system)

15:00 Return to Cranfield

16:30 Minibus to Flitwick (for London Luton Airport) or Milton Keyes


Accommodation for the night of 22nd June is available at Cranfield University.  There will be a dinner and the AGM of the Farm Woodland Forum at Mitchell Hall of Cranfield University that evening.


To register for the Farm Woodland Forum meeting, overnight accommodation on 22nd June and the dinner on 22nd June, please complete the registration form and return it (with a cheque made payable to 'The Farm Woodland Forum') to Angela Colclough by Friday 16th June.  


Further details, including travel arrangements to Cranfield, car parking on the Cranfield campus and the Agenda for the AGM, click here.


 Anyone wishing to attend the conference on 22nd June should book through the Soil Association.  This meeting is now fully subscribed, and there is a waiting list for tickets.  .