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This page lists all sorts of things that are going on in Devon that are relevant to Smallholders. These may be seminars or sales presentations organised by vets or solicitors, on-line events and DASH meetings.

Tuesday 26th September 6pm for 6.30 - Annual General Meeting

Notice is formally given that the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Devon Association of Smallholders will be held on Tuesday 26th September, 6pm for 6.30 at Mole Valley, Pathfields Business Park, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3LH.

Food & refreshments are being kindly provided by the Mole Valley store team – they will be free of charge as a welcome to DASH members to their flagship store.

This year we have organised an evening event, hosted by Mole Valley, Pathfields Business Park, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3LH.

There will be a talk by Rupert Kirkwood. Some of you may know him from his work at Penbode Vets but he will be talking to us about his amazing kayak adventures. You will also have the opportunity to do some late night shopping. Refreshments will be available.

To book a seat at the AGM email Emma Webb on secretary@devonsmallholders.co.uk.

Nominations are invited for the following posts:

Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary as defined in Clause 5(b) of the Constitution.

Nominations must be made and duly seconded with the consent of nominees by fully paid up members of the Association (not Associate members) in writing before the AGM.

Should there be more than one nomination for any post, an election shall be held by ballot at the AGM as provided for in Clause 9(b) and (c) of the Constitution.

Nomination papers are available from Emma Webb on secretary@devonsmallholders.co.uk

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk


Thursday 28th September 6.30 onwards - Sheep/Goat Chat

Change of venue: The Merry Harriers, Westcott, Cullompton, EX15 1SA. 7.30pm. If members are interested we can offer an informal hour at Farrantshayes Farm (10 mins from the The Merry Harriers) beforehand (6.30-7.30) where you can meet a variety of native breeds. Emma and Jon keep a very small flock of Welsh Badger Faced sheep along with a couple of Herdwicks. Their friends and sheep experts Pete Bowditch and Jason Gale breed and show Kerry Hill and Lleyns and will be on hand to answer any questions about these breeds and sheep in general. We will then decamp to the pub and continue the chat! Please email to let us know whether you will be coming to the farm, the pub or both.

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk


Saturday 30th September - Visit to Natural Fibre Company

£5/pp incl tea/coffee and tour.
Opportunity to browse/purchase from the shop afterwards.
Please EMAIL Laine to book. training@devonsmallholders.co.uk

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk


Sunday 29th October - South Molton Apple Fair

Look out for the DASH stand at South Molton Apple Fair. www.orchardslive.org.uk/events-courses/smaf/south-molton-apple-fair-apple-and-craft-show-2017

This event is organized by an external organisation. Members should carry out their own research to ascertain the suitability of this event.


Thursday 2nd November 6.30 onwards - Pig chat

Venue: The Hare & Hounds

Ian and Maggie Todd of the Smallicombe herd, who run the DASH pig courses have agreed to be our 'pig experts' for the night, so we look forward to welcoming them.

This event is organized by DASH. For more information email events@devonsmallholders.co.uk