The No-Till Show

Wednesday 28th June - GRASS-FED DAY

Thursday 29th June - NO-TILL DAY

Complimentary breakfast with tea and coffee 

Direct drill demonstrations and machinery Q&A (29th June only)

'Con-Ver-Sation Agriculture' Discussion and Q&A

Specialist exhibitors

Talks and specialist seminars from Farmers, Scientists and Agronomists

Soil Pit and Rainfall Simulator

Conference Barn

Groundswell Conference Barn

Some of the Speakers at Groundswell 2017:

Dr. Christine Jones (Australia)

David Montgomery and Anne Biklé  (USA)

Keith Thompson (USA)

Graeme Sait (Australia), Nutri-Tech Solutions

George "Bud" Davies (USA)

Dr. Sarah Beynon, Dr. Beynon's Bug Farm

Andrew Howard

Tom Chapman

Jamie Stotzka, PlantWorks

Amir Kassam, University of Reading

Dr. Jacqueline Stroud, Rothamsted Research

Dr. Nathan Morris & Phil Jarvis, Kellogg Origins

Mike Harrington, Edaphos

John Cherry, Host Farmer

Click here for more information and speaker profiles or here for the Event Schedule

As well as talks, there are also opportunities to speak directly with the speakers and other farmers as well as Q & A sessions at the end of each talk. 


Mob Grazing - Long Meadow

Mob Grazing Demonstration with John Cherry and Tom Chapman

Demonstrations and discussions in regard to intensive grazing techniques and opportunities to see a Beef Shorthorn herd mob grazing on permanent pasture.

In association with Pasture for Life:



The No-Till Show takes place on a working farm in North Hertfordshire, just off Junction 9 of the A1(M), near Baldock.

The most convenient train station is Stevenage, a 10 minute taxi ride away. 

Luton and Stansted Airports are within 30 minutes drive.

The address of the show is: 

Lannock Farm, Weston, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 7EE

Tickets: Available here

BASIS members can collect CPD points on both days. 

Soil Health and Cover Crops

Cover Crops

There will be a bespoke selection of other businesses involved in the promotion of soil health (cover crops, micronutrients and additives) exhibiting as well as specialist machinery.

Kings will be showcasing a variety of their living cover crop mixes. 


Seminar Barns


There will be breakout sessions taking place in the Seminar Barns with topics ranging from new research into nematodes to the advantages of cover cropping.

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Rainfall Simulator

Bud Davis Rainfall Simulator Demonstration

Bud Davis and Keith Thompson from Kansas, USA will be demonstrating the effects of 2" of rain on a range of British soils on the Rainfall simulator.


Direct Drill Demonstrations

Sim-Tech T-Sem

Field scale demonstrations of direct drilling into cover crop, from a variety of no-till specialists, including the following manufacturers:

Direct Drill Demonstrations from the following companies:

Some of the other exhibitor's at the show:

The Groundswell represents a significant milestone of achievement for UK farming because it is an illustration that farmers are willing to take greater control of their future...
— Amir Kassam, University of Reading, UK