…see you there! I’ve been invited to speak on the Thursday morning at Aston University, touting the benefits of the apprenticeship schemes on offer at the moment, helping to address the skills gap in farming and horticulture. I always look forward to the annual Organic Research Centre’s conference; it’s full of a great mix of farmers and growers, researches, policy makers and other knowledgable people, so you always learn lots of things from unexpected sources and in unexpected ways – let alone all the regular talks and seminar sessions. Plus it’s a great networking opportunity, and chance to catch up with fellow growers and discuss last season, and your plans for the coming year – especially enthusiastically after the first glass of wine in the evening. Hope to see many of you there: it’s still not to late to book tickets!