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THURSDAY

12 FEBRUARY 2015

JOHN INNES CENTRE

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DELEGATE

INFORMATION


BOOKING FORM  

The booking form for the 2015 conference will be made available later in the year.

FEE

The fee for the 2015 conference will be made available later in the year.

BASIS POINTS

BASIS and NRoSO CPD points have been applied for.

CONFERENCE SPONSORS

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THE ORGANISERS - ANGLIA FARMERS LIMITED

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.

For more information please email helen.bibby@angliafarmers.co.uk or call 01603 881 803.

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DIRECTIONS



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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.

BY ROAD

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.

BY AIR

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.

BY TRAIN

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.

PROGRAMME

2014

8.30am Register and coffee
Conference starts at 9.15

Session 1

Introduction to the Conference
Clarke Willis, CEO, Anglia Farmers Limited

Conference Chairman
Guy Smith

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

Session 2

Precision 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

Tractor telematics
Richard Johnson
UK Managing Director, John Deere

Ag-Robotics - farming the future
James Szabo, Nuffield Scholar

Session 3

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

Summary
Charles Whitaker, Partner,
Brown & Co

Sugar debate

SPEAKERS

2014


gail soutar speaker

GAIL SOUTAR,
NFU SENIOR CAP & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS ADVISER

george freeman mp speaker

GEORGE FREEMAN,
MP FOR MID NORFOLK

colm mckay speaker

PROFESSOR SIMON BLACKMORE,
HEAD OF ENGINEERING,
HARPER ADAMS UNIVERSITY

gail soutar speaker

EDWARD MILLER,
PRODUCT MANAGER, CLAAS UK

james szabo speaker

STEVE KEYWORTH,
DIRECTOR, URSULA AGRICULTURE

james szabo speaker

JAMES SZABO,
NUFFIELD SCHOLAR

dirk de lugt speaker

DIRK DE LUGT,
CHAIRMAN OF ROYAL COSUN, OWNERS OF DUTCH SUGAR

colm mckay speaker

COLM MCKAY,
AGRICULTURE DIRECTOR, BRITISH SUGAR

james szabo speaker

WILLIAM MARTIN,
NFU SUGAR CHAIRMAN

dirk de lugt speaker

CHARLES WHITAKER,
PARTNER, BROWN & CO

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EXHIBITORS

2014

EXHIBITOR NAME POSITION WEBSITE
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
Birketts Solicitors Downstairs www.birketts.co.uk
Brown & Co Downstairs www.brown-co.com
Calor Downstairs www.calor.co.uk
Centre for Contemporary Agriculture (CCA) Downstairs www.contemporaryagriculture.com
CLA Upstairs www.cla.org.uk
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
Lovewell Blake Downstairs www.lovewell-blake.co.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
RABI Upstairs www.rabi.org.uk
EDGE Apprenticeships Upstairs www.edgeapprenticeships.org
LEAF Upstairs www.leafuk.org
Openfield Agriculture Limited Downstairs www.openfield.co.uk
Sentry Farms Limited Downstairs www.sentry.co.uk
ThinkingWISP Upstairs www.thinkingwisp.co.uk
Weatherquest Limited Upstairs www.weatherquest.co.uk
Yana Upstairs www.yanahelp.org

SPONSORS

The Norfolk Farming Conference relies upon the generous support of its sponsors. The conference organisers thank them for their continuing support.

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birketts

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.

brown & co

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.

cca

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.

edp

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.

lovewell blake

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.

natwest

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.

norfolk county council

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.

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