Anglia Farmers (AF) is the largest agricultural buying group in the UK with a buying power in excess of £ 250 million. The organisation is growing rapidly and provides an extensive range of products and services to more than 3500 members. AF's busy trading desks are seen as an extension to the farm office employing specialist buyers to save time and money for members on key farm inputs and other business costs such as electricity, telecommunications and general supplies.
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DIRECTIONS TO THE JOHN INNES CENTRE AND SAINSBURY LABORATORY
Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, UK, NR4 7UH
Tel: +44 (0)1603 450 000
Fax: +44 (0)1603 450 045
The John Innes Centre (JIC) and Sainsbury Laboratory (SL) are located four miles west of Norwich, on the Norwich Research Park, adjacent to the Institute of Food Research (IFR) and five minutes walk by footpath from the University of East Anglia (UEA) campus.
From London / the South - take M11 north, then A11 / A14 northeast to Norwich. At 'Thickthorn' roundabout, take second exit onto A47, take exit off A47 onto B1108 (Norwich). To enter Colney Lane take the right turn at the first set of lights (signposted Norwich Research Park). The main entrance to JIC/SL is the first turn right at the next set of traffic lights.
From Birmingham / Midlands - A47 to Norwich, and take the B1108 exit (Norwich). To enter Colney Lane take the right turn at the first set of lights (signposted Norwich Research Park). The main entrance to JIC / SL is the first turn right at the next set of traffic lights.
Norwich Airport is linked to major UK provincial centres and internationally to Schipol (Amsterdam). Norwich Airport is north of the city, approximately 20 minutes by taxi from JIC. London Gatwick and London Heathrow airports are linked by Underground rail to central London (journey time approximately 1 hour). Alternatively, a Jetlink bus service operates between London's Heathrow, Gatwick and Stanstead Airports and Norwich.
Trains leave hourly from central London (Liverpool Street station) to Norwich (journey time approximately 2 hours). Taxis are available from the station, approximately 15 minutes journey to JIC.
8.30am Register and coffee
Conference starts at 9.15
Introduction to the Conference
Clarke Willis, CEO, Anglia Farmers Limited
CAP reform: preparing for the changes that lie ahead
Gail Soutar, NFU Senior CAP & International Affairs Adviser
Global Agri-Tech Innovation: Our region's opportunity to pioneer the next Agricultural Revolution
George Freeman, MP
EDGE Apprenticeships in Food & Farming
Farming with robots 2050
Professor Simon Blackmore, Head of Engineering,
Harper Adams University
Telematics now and the future
Edward Miller, Product Manager,
Claas UK, Efficient Agricultural Systems
Data driven decision - a view from above
Steve Keyworth, Director, URSULA Agriculture
UK Managing Director, John Deere
Ag-Robotics - farming the future
James Szabo, Nuffield Scholar
Sugar Beet: Beyond 2017
Sugar production: the European view
Dirk de Lugt, Chairman, Royal Cosun
Sugar beet: the processors view
Colm McKay, Agriculture Director, British Sugar
Sugar beet: the growers view
William Martin, NFU Sugar Chairman
Charles Whitaker, Partner,
Brown & Co
NFU SENIOR CAP & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS ADVISER
MP FOR MID NORFOLK
PROFESSOR SIMON BLACKMORE,
HEAD OF ENGINEERING,
HARPER ADAMS UNIVERSITY
PRODUCT MANAGER, CLAAS UK
DIRECTOR, URSULA AGRICULTURE
DIRK DE LUGT,
CHAIRMAN OF ROYAL COSUN, OWNERS OF DUTCH SUGAR
AGRICULTURE DIRECTOR, BRITISH SUGAR
NFU SUGAR CHAIRMAN
PARTNER, BROWN & CO
|Abel Energy Limited||Downstairs||www.abelenergy.co.uk|
|Alan Boswell Insurance Brokers Limited||Downstairs||www.alanboswell.com|
|Anglia Farmers Limited||Downstairs||www.angliafarmers.co.uk|
|AF Biomass Limited||Upstairs||www.angliafarmers.co.uk|
|AF Land Services||Upstairs||www.angliafarmers.co.uk|
|Brown & Co||Downstairs||www.brown-co.com|
|Centre for Contemporary Agriculture (CCA)||Downstairs||www.contemporaryagriculture.com|
|Comm-Tech Voice and Data Limited||Downstairs||www.comm-tech.co.uk|
|Eastern Daily Press||Downstairs||www.edp24.co.uk|
|EDGE Apprenticeships in Food & Farming||Downstairs||www.edgeapprenticeships.org|
|Farm Conservation Limited||Downstairs||www.farmconservation.co.uk|
|Frontier Agriculture Limited||Downstairs||www.frontierag.co.uk|
|InTouch Systems Limited||Downstairs||www.intouchsystems.co.uk|
|John Innes Centre||Upstairs||www.jic.ac.uk|
|National Westminster Bank Plc||Downstairs||www.natwest.com|
|Catchment Sensitive Farming||Upstairs||www.naturalengland.org.uk|
|Norfolk County Council||Downstairs||www.norfolk.gov.uk|
|Norfolk Young Farmers||Upstairs||www.norfolkyfc.org|
|Openfield Agriculture Limited||Downstairs||www.openfield.co.uk|
|Sentry Farms Limited||Downstairs||www.sentry.co.uk|
The Norfolk Farming Conference relies upon the generous support of its sponsors. The conference organisers thank them for their continuing support.
Birketts is a law firm with offices in Norwich, Ipswich, Cambridge and Chelmsford, but with a client base stretching much further afield. Not only does the firm boast one of the region's leading agricultural teams with specialist lawyers providing pragmatic and effective advice to agri-businesses and landowners across the country, it is also recognised nationally for its work on both private and public rights of way.
The region's leading Agricultural Business and Rural Property Consultancy, operating throughout the East of England and in Eastern Europe and Argentina. Proactive, timely and cost effective management input to farm businesses at the family farm and corporate business level being the hallmark of Brown & Co's service delivery with tailor made solutions to cater for today's volatile Ag business and property world.
The mission of the Centre for Contemporary Agriculture is to deliver first class education and skills training in agriculture and food production. The emphasis is on understanding and meeting current challenges facing agriculture and food production, and on anticipating and preparing for the future challenges. The Centre represents a partnership between the University of East Anglia, Easton&Otley College, University Campus Suffolk, John Innes Centre, The Arable Group, the Institute of Food Research and the Sainsbury Laboratory.
The Eastern Daily Press, which is England's top-selling regional morning newspaper, has been reporting on food, farming and countryside issues for the past 140 years. The Norwich based paper was the first in the country to start a specialist section entitled "Field and Farm" in 1910. More than a century later, this tradition continues in print and also increasingly on line.
Every agricultural operation, from a small farm to a large diversified estate, needs to be run as a business. Issues with CAP policy, food security, TB and other DEFRA testing (and badger culls!), weather extremes etc, continue to challenge farmers and their business decisions. Our specialists provide the business, tax compliance and financial advice you'll need. You will always be talking to someone who understands the real issues affecting you now and in the future.
As a leading bank in agriculture for over 200 years, we understand the unique issues and challenges facing our farming customers today. That's why we can offer you products that could suit your specific needs and personal service that helps you grow your business for the future.
The County Council is pleased to support the Norfolk Farming Conference. The Council's Economic Development and Strategy Team takes an active role in supporting this major event in the Norfolk calendar as part of its continued commitment to the agricultural and food sectors. The Council plays a key role in the strategic development of Norfolk's economy, to deliver jobs and investment and working with partners to build on the county's reputation as the UK's most innovative, productive and efficient agri-tech industry.