Farmer field schools: reducing antibiotics in livestock and improving farming through peer-to-peer knowledge exchange – RELACS news story published 

The first Farmer Field School focusing on the reduction of antibiotics in livestock took place in Balbigny, France on 1 April 2019. RELACS' partner Fédération des Eleveurs et Vétérinaires En Convention (FEVEC) organised the event, which was hosted by "La Ferme du Tilleul". The five participating farmers learned about best practices and exchanged knowledge about improving animal and farm health with organic farmer Jean-Yves Lyonnet.

RELACS has summarized the findings of this event in a recently published news story. Read the news story about the first Farmer Field School and follow other developments of the RELACS project on Twitter and Facebook.  

RELACS seeks to promote the development and adoption of environmentally safe and economically viable tools and technologies to reduce the use of external inputs in organic farming systems.

Farmers discussing the practicality of a milking parlour

Farmers discussing the practicality of a milking parlour © Alexandre Fauriat, FEVEC

 

Replacement of Contentious Inputs in Organic Farming Systems’ (RELACS) has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773431. The information contained in this communication only reflects the author’s view.

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