Reunion farm walk and seminar at Meon Springs on Tuesday 10th May

The 2016 JET Reunion farm walk and seminar will take place at Meon Springs near Petersfield in Hampshire on Tuesday 10th May by kind permission of Jamie and Will Butler (JET alumni).

Meon Springs is based at Whitewool Farm near East Meon and is part of a highly diversified family farming business, comprising of a number of different enterprises ranging from Self Storage to Glamping Accommodation to a leading Fly Fishery and more. The farm extends to 1500 acres with 440 milking cows and is jointly run by the Butler brothers with their father, Nick Bulter, still involved as well. 626362_orig

The farm walk will comprise of a tour of each of the enterprises before returning to the farmyard for a seminar titled “Leading Ideas” with presentations from David Miller of Wheatsheaf Farming (and 2015 Arable Farmer of the year) and Richard Alderman of Crop Management Partners (and Whitewool Farm’s agronomist) as well as a contribution from Kite Consulting. Each speaker will discuss their experiences of bringing ideas into reality by getting colleagues, partners and clients on board and to run with their ideas. A question and answer session and general discussion will ensue.

A BBQ and drinks will follow the seminar. 5772907

This is a rare opportunity to visit this successful and highly diversified family farming business, as well as a great chance to catch up with JET alumni of all ages and support the Trust in general. A new JET course will start in November this year so please spread the word and refer any potential applicants to the website or, even better, bring them along to the farm walk to find out more about JET. Applications should be submitted before 20th May.

Timetable:

2.45pm Meet at Whitewool Farm, East Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire. GU32 1HW9814768

3pm Trailers depart for farm tour

5.30pm Return to farmyard for seminar “Leading Ideas”

6.30pm BBQ and Drinks

Price – £30 per head (including BBQ supper)

Places must be booked in advance by visiting this RAU online booking page.

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