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The Lincolnshire Showground is pleased to announce that the Lincolnshire Farming Conference will be returning on Tuesday 28 February 2017 #LFC2017
The Lincolnshire Farming Conference returns to the Lincolnshire Showground on Tuesday 28th February 2017, with this year's topic of managing risk and planning for the future.
The conference will include talks from a number of captivating speakers, case studies and one to one sessions with industry experts from accountants to agronomists and machinery dealers. Speakers already confirmed include Kelly Hewson-Fisher from Anglian Water, Bill Clark from NIAB, Nuffield Scholar Doug Wanstall, Graham Redman from The Andersons Centre, and Guy Smith Vice President of the NFU - plus more.
Throughout the day there will be chances to speak to individual companies at their stands and also sign in to gain Basis and NRoSO points too. Refreshments and a Lincolnshire hog roast will be available to enjoy after the afternoon sessions.
Arrival from 1pm - exhibition open
1.30pm: Introduction Andrew Ward MBE, Chairman
1.40pm: Why water? Kelly Hewson-Fisher, Anglian Water
Kelly joined Anglian Water in April 2015, after spending 12 years with ADAS as an agricultural business consultant. Originally from a farming family background covering dairy, arable and sheep enterprises from Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire and Scotland, she attended Harper Adams University and gained a First Class Hons degree in Agri-Food Marketing and Business Studies.
2.10pm: Managing uncertainty in cereal disease control strategies Bill Clark, Technical Director NIAB
Bill Clark is the Technical Director at NIAB in Cambridge. NIAB occupies a unique position in its ability and commitment to use science to respond to the challenges of delivering productive, science-based agriculture and to deliver practical benefits to crop production, particularly through increasing the long-term genetic potential of crops. Bill's role will help NIAB achieve its objectives and deliver real impact in UK agriculture.
2.40pm: Building financial resilience in farm business Doug Wanstall, Nuffield Scholar
Doug Wanstall is a fourth generation farmer based near Ashford in Kent. The family runs a few different businesses; as well as the farming enterprise, they operate three wedding venues, a cookery school and have involvement in a food wholesaling business. Most of Doug's time is spent on the farming enterprise, which consists of 445 hectares of arable and a free range egg business with some 170,000 laying birds spread across a number of counties.
3.10pm: Remaining competitive Graham Redman, Partner, The Andersons Centre
Graham has been an agricultural economist in the research team of the Andersons Centre since 2004 and a partner since 2010. He provides specialist agri-business research services, forecasting, training, briefings and leads project-work. The Andersons Centre is a multi-disciplined farming and agribusiness consultancy, providing advice and interpretation to all sectors in the agriculture supply chain.
4.15pm: Young people working in agriculture in Lincolnshire Alex Olivant, Alex Richardson and Alice Cannon
4.45pm: Farming post-Brexit Guy Smith, NFU Vice President
Guy farms a mixed and diversified family farm in dry north-east Essex. He served for eight years on NFU Council as the Essex delegate. Other NFU positions include four years as a member of the Governance Board and six years as Chair of the NFU Communications Group. Guy is a fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society and recipient of an Honorary Doctorate for services to Agriculture from Essex University.
Followed by drinks, hog roast, networking and the Under 35's group reception.
1.30pm - 5.30pm
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