Norfolk Farming Conference

1 February 2018

The 2018 Norfolk Farming Conference

Inspire

To drive energy, innovation and knowledge to farmers, producers and rural land users, adding value and strategic direction to their businesses.

Challenge

To provide alternative viewpoints of farming practices and production methods.

Knowledge-share

To impart important, relevant information to farmers, producers and rural land users, whilst supporting their continual professional development.

Engagement

To provide a platform for farmers to engage with politicians, key policy influencers and interested parties in the farming and rural sector.

Speakers

George Eustice MP

George Eustice MP

Farming Minister, DEFRA

Connor McVeigh

Connor McVeigh

McDonalds Supply Chain

Robin Page

Robin Page

Journalist

Dale Sanders

Dale Sanders

Director of the John Innes Centre

Belinda Clarke

Belinda Clarke

Director Agri-Tech East

Malcolm Steven

Malcolm Steven

Banham Poultry

Tim Mack

Tim Mack

Yare Valley Oils

Jane Townsend

Jane Townsend

Acting Principal and CEO, Easton & Otley College

Will de Feyter

Will de Feyter

de Feyter Agri

Charlie Crotty

Charlie Crotty

Evolution Farming

Emily McVeigh

Emily McVeigh

Kenton Hall Estate

Lucy McVeigh

Lucy McVeigh

Kenton Hall Estate

Programme

08.30 - Registration & coffee
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09.15 – 10.50 – Session 1 - Opportunities for farming beyond 2020

House keeping, introduction to the conference and a welcome to the conference chairman will be made by Jon Duffy.

Conference chairman – Guy Smith

HRH The Prince of Wales video

  • George Eustice MP, Farming Minister, DEFRA
  • Connor McVeigh, McDonalds Supply Chain
  • Robin Page, Journalist
10.50 – 11.10 - Coffee break
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11.10 - 11.50 - Session 2 - Part 1: Innovation opportunities
  • Dale Sanders, Director, John Innes Centre
  • Belinda Clarke, Director, Agri-Tech East
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11.50 – 12.50 - Session 2 - Part 2: Identifying market opportunities
  • Malcom Steven, Banham Poultry
  • Tim Mack, Yare Valley Oils
12.50 – 14.00 - Lunch break
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14.00 - 15.25 - Session 3

Opportunities at Norfolk’s land-based college

  • Jane Townsend, Acting Principal and CEO, Easton & Otley College

Seizing opportunities – The next generation

  • Will de Feyter
  • Charlie Crotty
  • Emily McVeigh
  • Lucy McVeigh
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15.25 – Conference round up
15.30 – Tea and close of conference

Book your tickets

Book your tickets today, call 01603 881827 or email events@theafgroup.co.uk

Ticket price

  • AF members £50 plus vat
  • Non members £60 plus vat
  • Next generation, YIELD and YFC members £25 plus vat
About the conference

The Norfolk Farming Conference offers delegates the chance to discuss some of the most important topics affecting agriculture whilst networking with peers and representatives from various influential trade organisations.

The organisers

AF logo smlAF 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.

For more information please email events@theafgroup.co.uk or call 01603 881 881.

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