Meeting 2nd July 2019

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The meeting of the DCRF on 2nd July 2019.

Professor Michael Winter will speak to his report “Changing Food Cultures: Challenges and Opportunities for UK Agriculture”. We will also be joined by Rev’d  Mark Betson (our new C of E national Rural Officer).The meeting will be followed by an opportunity to continue conversation and fellowship over a pub lunch at The Old Thatch Inn, Cheriton Bishop.

Download the Agenda here

Item 4 - notes from the last meeting can be found here

Item 6a - Rural Placements for Ordinands - project update - to be added

Item 6b - Rural Worship Workshop update - a report from the task group including a draft programme can be found here

Item 6c - Farm Visit Programme - the photos and notes from our April 30th visit to Dairyfield Farm can be found here

We have 8 spaces left on our next farm visit on July 13th to Dartington Hall Farm - further informatin can be found here

Two visits are planned for 2020 - in March (date to be finalised) we visit the Arla Factory at North Tawton (field to farm as the milk from Dairyfield farm is sent to Arla for processing), and a visit to Rhude Farm near Holsworthy on August 5th to focus on the nursery side of daity farming as we see the new calves and tour the farm.

Item 7 - Professor Michael Winter's report can be found here

His presentation for our meeting today can be found here

Item 9 a - Farming Update can be found here

Item 9b - Support for rural women update can be found here

Item 9c - DCRF Social Action updates including Directory of Community Activities can be found here

Item 9d - Feedback from Modern Slavery Meeting held in March can be found here

Item 10 - Notices and Events - our updated "What's On" page can be found here

Please note particularly the FCN Lammas Service at Modbury on 4th August 6 or 6.30 pm - further details from Joanne Jones