Farmers viewing wild bird seed mix on a recent farm walk.

Each year FWAG East holds a number of informative local workshops, talks and farm walks for farmers and land managers with topics ranging from resource protection to establishing successful conservation measures. At the events, our advisers are readily available to chat one-to-one and offer advice. And there’s usually some welcome refreshment on offer to boot!

Please check below for upcoming events or consider joining FWAG East for discounted invitations and regular updates from us.

A Technical Workshop on Earthworms and Soil Biology – Could yours be better?

Friday 7th December, 9.30am to 1.00pm

Barley Town House, Church End, Barley, Royston, Herts, SG8 8JP with a tour of the cover crop plots at Manor Farm.

Join FWAG East on 7th December for a Technical Workshop on Earthworms and Soil Biology.

Dr Jackie Stroud, agricultural soil scientist, Rothamsted:

Jackie’s research is focussed on unlocking the potential of soils. She believes that they could be better at supporting crop production, better at supporting native fauna and better at supporting carbon storage.

She will be talking about the importance of soil biology and how you can promote it to help improve the health and resilience of your soil.

Jackie will be demonstrating the 60minuteworms count; a method to help you easily and reliably assess your earthworm populations.

Paul Brown, Eastern Technical Adviser, Kings

Cover crops can help to build your soil biology and Paul will be here to offer advice on different mixes and successful establishment.

There will also be contributions from FWAG East and Affinity Water.

– – – – – – FREE Lunch  – – – – – – BASIS & NRoSO points available – – – – – –

Indoor presentations will be followed by a tour of the cover crop plot at Manor Farms Barley by kind invitation of Matt Doggett.

Please bring suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.

To book call 01223 841507 or email


FWAG East is part of the FWAG Association: FWAG East is a limited company registered in England. Registered No: 08776388. Thanks to Chris Loades for images: