Topical, relevant workshops offering understandable, practical presentations by experts and case study speakers, often followed by a good lunch! These are the hallmarks of Warwickshire Rural Hub events.

There have been more events and visits in the last 12 months than ever before and they fall into three categories: information, regulation and innovation. The latest survey responses from Members have told us that 96% feel the information provided by the Hub is both reliable and useful.

The last characteristic of our programme of events is that delegates are very reluctant to go home! The opportunity to network is a crucial component of our events and delegates certainly take the chance to do so. At evening meetings, this can lead to bleary-eyed Hub staff at 11.00 pm, but they recognise that well connected businesses are successful businesses.

Agricultural and Rural Events 

Including Warwickshire Rural Hub events

Encouraging barn owls to your land

Day: Friday
Event Date: 29 March 2019
Time: 10.00am-12.00 noon
Location: Feldon Forest Farm, Frankton, Rugby, CV23 9PD
by kind permission of George Browning
The barn owl population today is in decline, largely a result of reduced food supply with fewer areas of rough grassland available for hunting. The loss of old barns and increased road deat (... cont)

Dawn Chorus Walk with Ed Drewitt

Day: Sunday
Event Date: 14 April 2019
Time: 5.00am - 7.00am followed by bacon baps and a farm tour
Location: Village Farm, 11a Birdingbury Road, Marton, CV23 9RY
Organised in association with the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Dunsmore Living Landscape Project you are invited to join us on an early morning tour of Village Farm to hear all about the bir (... cont)

Diversification via development – from Class Q through to Affordable Housing

Day: Tuesday
Event Date: 30 April 2019
Time: 8.00am - 11.00am
Location: The Stratford Park Hotel & Golf Club, Ingon Lane, Snitterfield, Stratford upon Avon  CV37 0QE
Many landowners will have diversification and development opportunities of varying scale. This event, sponsored by Sheldon Bosley Knight, Rosconn Land and Ellacotts, provides an essential g (... cont)

Farming Future: What happens now?

Day: Wednesday
Event Date: 1 May 2019
Time: 8.30am - 10.30am
Location: Crowne Plaza, Stratford on Avon, CV37 6YR
Considering the future of farming amidst so much uncertainty is a challenge to say the least. For any farming business, making decisions will involve navigating the politics and some pot (... cont)

Embracing new ideas and technology – a visit to Squab Hall Farm

Day: Wednesday
Event Date: 8 May 2019
Time: 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Location: Squab Hall, Harbury Lane, Leamington Spa CV33 9QB
Squab Hall Farm is an AHDB Strategic Farm comprising 1000 acres of owned, rented and contract farmed land.   The farm is also part of a larger (... cont)

Butterfly walk in Fenny Compton tunnels

Day: Thursday
Event Date: 6 June 2019
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Location: Fenny Compton Tunnels
Come and join us on a walk through Fenny Compton tunnels, led by Mike Slater of Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire. Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire works alongside land owners, loca (... cont)

Moth evening and barbeque

Day: Friday
Event Date: 5 July 2019
Time: 7.30pm
Location: Abbey Farm, Wolvey, Hinkley, LE10 3HQ
Moths are a major part of our biodiversity and play vital roles in the ecosystem, affecting many other types of wildlife.  Both adult moths and their caterpillars are food for a wide variet (... cont)

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The Warwickshire Rural Hub CIC
c/o Pleasance Farm


Registration No: 7026157

Registered office: 23 West Bar Street, Banbury, OX16 9SA

Hub Chairman

Henry Lucas

Rural Hub Co-ordinator

Jane Hampson

Tel: 07780 159291

Warwickshire Rural Hub CIC Directors

Henry Lucas (Hub Chairman)
Graham Collier (Hub Deputy Chairman)
Paul Rice
Carrie Robbins
Alexandra Robinson
James Walton


Hub Steering Group Members

Luke Ryder, NFU
Mark Dickin, Ellacotts Accountants
Susan Schlee, S2M Marketing
Tom Newbery, Highfield Farm
Mark Meadows, Tithe Farm
Alexandra Robinson, Wright Hassall LLP
Bob Slater, Slater Farm Management Services
Chris Tallis, Tallis Amos Group
Jef Tuyn, Agricultural Consultant
Matt Willmott, King's Seeds
Jon Slee, Abbey Farm


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