"Are we finally rolling the agroforestry log over the crest of the hill........"
16th - 17th June
Hen Goleg Conference Suite, Bangor University LL57 2DG
Dr Tim Pagella
Thursday 16th June Venue: Hen Goleg Conference Suite, Bangor University, LL57 2DG
11.00: Arrival. Registration with tea and coffee
11.30: Welcome and introductions
The sessions will all take the format of two short presentations followed by a panel discussion
11.45 - 13.00 Session 1: Sensors and technology in agroforestry research
Modern technology is helping us to deliver the Governments' tree and woodland expansion agenda. Sensors and digital solutions will help inform the introduction of agroforestry into the farmed environment and will be an essential part of the broader delivery of public goods from agroforestry. This session will include a discussion of sensors, Lidar and remote sensing technologies for monitoring and understanding agroforestry systems and also digital Farmer Decision Support Tools.
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch and posters
14.00 - 15.15 Session 2: Policy and other mechanisms to increase uptake of agroforestry
In light of the UK and regional Governments' ambitious tree and woodland expansion targets this session will explore the latest policy developments in agroforestry and the role that agroforestry can play in increasing tree and woodland cover on farmland. Plus other mechanisms to increase uptake.
15.15 - 15.30 Break
15.30 - 17.00 Session 3: Agroforestry in practice
Reflections on the future of agroforestry from a farmer's perspective - how to make it work for farmers; we will hear from farmers at different points on their agroforestry journey. What are the opportunities and issues in getting agroforestry onto the agenda for farmers, foresters and land managers?
19.00 Dinner and 2022 Farm Woodland Forum AGM
Friday 17th June
Field Trips to Farming Connect demonstration farms
9.00 Coaches leave Bangor (option to take own car)
10.00 - 12.00 Hendre Llwyn y Maen Farm LL22 8TE
Hendre Llwyn y Maen is a farm in the Elwy valley which recently moved over to a New Zealand style dairy system. The farm has a long history of tree planting and benefits from an extensive shelter belt system
Back through Bangor
13.30 - 16.00 Henbant Farm LL54 5DF (option to leave from here or return to Bangor)
Henbant (https://www.henbant.org/) is a small, ecological based farm in North West Wales. Current pasture is managed holistically but within larger field parcels than the daily livestock requirements. The grazed pasture is divided into 30 separate units by tree-lanes, some of woody highly palatable species for cattle to browse and some with top and soft fruit. The farm is also in the process of setting up a no-dig, ecologically intensive market garden; here the garden will be divided up with a significant amount of fruit trees and perennial plants. This will combine forest gardening techniques and theories with the requirements of highly productive annual vegetable production.
16.30 Coach returns to Bangor
The University's Management Centre is graded as Visit Wales 4 star Guest Accommodation, and offers 57 en-suite guest bedrooms that have achieved the Visit Wales Business Class Gold Standard. It offers accommodation throughout the year. Click here for more details.
For more information for places to stay in Bangor and further afield (e.g. Caernarfon and Anglesey), check out the Visit Wales accommodation website. The table below sets out which accommodation options are close to the conference centre.
* The Farm Woodland Forum cannot recommend specific establishments.
|Hotel||Distance from conference centre (km)||Contact details|
|The Menai||0.1||01248 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Eryl Mor Hotel||0.5||http://www.erylmorhotel.co.uk|
|Ygarth Guest House||0.5||http://www.thegarthguesthouse.co.uk|
|Plas Trevor Guest House||0.6||01248 371377|
|Tap & Spile||0.6||01248 370835|
|The Regency Hotel||0.6||http://www.regencyhotel.bangor.co.uk|
|Dilfan Guest House||0.6||01248 email@example.com|
|Bay Tree Lodge Guest House||0.7||01248 362230|
|Boatyard Inn||0.7||01248 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pier View||0.7||01248 email@example.com|
|The Guest House||0.7||01248 352113|
|Germor Bed & Breakfast||1||http://www.germor.co.uk|
|Treborth Hall Cottages||2.3||http://www.treborthleisure.co.uk|
|Swn y Nant Hotel||3.7||http://www.smoothound.co.uk/hotels/swnynant.html|
|Carreg Mon Country Hotel||3.9||http://www.carregmonhotel.co.uk|
|The Gazelle Hotel||4||http://www.thegazellehotel.com|
|Hotel Plas Dinorwic||4.8||http://www.hotelplasdinorwic.com|
|Tregarth Homestay B & B||5.4||http://www.tregarth-homestay.com|
|Bishopsgate House Hotel||6.2||http://www.bishopsgatehotel.co.uk|
|Nant Yr Odyn Country Hotel||10||http://www.nantyrodyn.co.uk|
If you would love to join us for our annual get together but are faced with a financial barrier then we can help. The Farm Woodland Forum is offering a number of bursaries to attend the Annual Farm Woodland Forum meeting in Bangor on the 16th and 17th June 2022. We target our support at farmers, students and those from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.
Student Bursary - The Farm Woodland Forum are offering two “Lynton Incoll Scholarship” bursaries of up to £200 (or equivalent in Euros) each towards receipted travel, accommodation and conference costs for students registered in the UK or Ireland to attend the Farm Woodland Forum Annual Meeting to be held at Bangor on 16th and 17th of June 2022. The title of the meeting this year is “Are we finally rolling the agroforestry log over the crest of the hill”. There will be sessions on sensors and technology in agroforestry, policy and other mechanisms to increase uptake of agroforestry, and agroforestry in practice; as well as a day of field visits to demonstration farms. The successful student would be expected to present a poster and to write a short report on their reflections on the meeting for the Farm Woodland Forum website. Applicants should send a poster abstract, a brief biography and a supporting letter from a course Director or Supervisor to Jo Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 31 May 2022.
Farmer bursary - The Farm Woodland Forum are offering two bursaries of up to £200 (or equivalent in Euros) each towards receipted travel, accommodation and conference costs for farmers based in the UK or Ireland to attend the Annual Meeting If you are a farmer and you are interested in attending the conference, please can you send an e-mail to Ben Raskin (BRaskin@soilassociation.org) by 31 May 2022 outlining your interest in agroforestry and your willingness to either write a short article with reflections on the meeting, for the Farm Woodland Forum webpage or contribute to the final session on the 16th June entitled ‘Agroforestry in Practice’.
We also have a two bursaries available for those from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. Please email BRaskin@soilassociation.org by the 31st May to apply. In the event of oversubscription for places allocation for these bursaries will be decided in a random draw.