Lincolnshire Farming Conference

  • Lincolnshire Farming Conference

    Lincolnshire Farming Conference

  • Chris Sheldon, Brown & Co

    Chris Sheldon, Brown & Co

  • Jason O'Rourke, Washingborough Academy

    Jason O'Rourke, Washingborough Academy

  • Kit Franklin, Harper Adams University

    Kit Franklin, Harper Adams University

  • Mike Wilson, ABB Ltd

    Mike Wilson, ABB Ltd

  • Nick Strelczuk, Omnia

    Nick Strelczuk, Omnia

  • Nigel Trevarthen, Garford Farm Machinery

    Nigel Trevarthen, Garford Farm Machinery

  • Pal From, University of Lincoln

    Pal From, University of Lincoln





The Lincolnshire Showground are pleased to announce that the Lincolnshire Farming Conference will be returning on Tuesday 27 February 2018 #LFC2018

The Lincolnshire Farming Conference returns to the Lincolnshire Showground on Tuesday 27 February 2018, with the theme of 'Farming in the Future'.

The Conference takes on a new format in 2018, with an exhibition in the morning showcasing the latest technology in robotics and breakout sessions with our sponsors. In the afternoon, the Conference will feature talks from a number of captivating speakers, case studies and one to one sessions with industry experts. We hope that you can join us all day.


10am: Exhibition opens and Show & Tell begins
See a variety of exciting live demonstrations of drones, robots and new technology. Sessions include Case IH auto-driving with Louth Tractors, hands-free hectare with Harper Adams and field sampling with SOYL.
10am - 12pm: Talk to HSBC about our £300m lending fund to support ambitious UK agriculture businesses
Are you considering investment in new robots or new technology in 2018? Would you like to discuss funding your diversifications plans? Come and see us either at the HSBC stand or in our breakout session for a chat with one of our dedicated Agriculture Manager
10am - 12pm: Speak with Rob Buck, Wholesale Fertiliser Manager at Gleadell Agriculture.
Learn how ALZON® neo-N, the world's first all-weather integrated stabilised nitrogen fertiliser, can benefit you and your business.
12pm: Buffet lunch

1pm: Introduction from Robert Borill, Chairman
1.15pm - 2.45pm:
Hands free hectare - Kit Franklin, Harper Adams University
Robotic technology for the field - Nigel Trevarthen, Garford Farm Machinery
Robot palletising - Nick Cesare, PACE material handling
Robots are the future! - Pal From, University of Lincoln
2.45pm: Break
3.15pm: Educating our consumers of tomorrow - Washingborough Academy
3.45pm: Machinery on tomorrow's farm, how does it fit? - Chris Sheldon, Brown & Co & drones and how to make them work for you - Nick Strelczuk, Omnia
4.30pm: Robots in the food sector - Mike Wilson, ABB Ltd
5pm: Conference ends, Impact Group Reception begins and bar opens

Please see the Farming Conference leaflet for full speaker bios and further details.

With thanks to our sponsors:

Bishop Burton College
Farmacy PLC
Gleadell Agriculture
Streets Chartered Accountants
University of Lincoln
Anglian Water
Brown & Co
Wilkin Chapman LLP