Farm Update North events 2024

Three Farm Update North (FREE) events, organised by Northumbrian Water with some involvement by the CLA, will take place on 6, 7 and 8 February at respectively Darlington, Wooler and Hexham.

Bookings are now open for this year's Farm Update North events in the North East. The three events will have a special speaker slot for farmers as indicated below. In addition, these events will include updates from Catchment Sensitive Farming, The Farmer Network, the Environment Agency, Forestry Commission, Northumberland National Park, The Rural Payments Agency and presentations on succession by the CLA at the Darlington event.

In addition to the speaker programme, there will be engagement stalls including: The North Pennines National Landscape team, Great Northumberland Forest & NWG Grow - bio-solids. Lunch & refreshments provided and all events free to attend BASIS & NROSO points eligible event.

Click on the appropriate links below to register. For more info please email:

6 February, Darlington Auction Mart, 10am - 1pm - Register here

Speaker: Chris McDonald, Bays Leap, Northumberland - A journey from high input dairy to low input organic farming.

7 February, Wooler, Tankerville Arms Hotel, 10am - 3pm - Register here

(optional farm visit to Particularly Good Potatoes, Turvelaws Farm). Speaker: Marta Cattin, EA WADER Project Lead & Soils Specialist - Cover crop trials at Turvelaws Farm.

8 February, Hexham Auction Mart, 10am - 1pm - Register here

Speaker: Stuart Johnson, Soil Farmer of the Year 2023, JRG Johnson, Wharmley Farm Produce, Northumberland - Utilising livestock to build soil fertility & business resilience.