A key event in the farming calendar the Norfolk farming Conference will take place on Wednesday 30 November 2022 at Norfolk Showground.
Over 300 farmers, producers and supporting industry professionals are expected to attend the event and the early booking of tickets is recommended.
Organisers have recently announced that the boss of Agri-TechE, Dr Belinda Clarke, winner of the prestigious Timothy Colman Prize in 2021, is to chair the Norfolk Farming Conference.
This year’s programme and line-up includes:
0830 Registration open
0900-0915 Rob Alston, RNAA Chairman welcomes the Conference Chair Dr Belinda Clarke
0915-1045 Trade – challenges and opportunities
DEFRA Minister tbc
Tom Bradshaw – Deputy President NFU
Barney Kay – Agriculture Director Pilgrim Foods
1115-1245 Farming Carbon, ELMs and the Environment
Sir Dieter Helm – Professor of Economic Policy University of Oxford (via video link)
Dr Andy Wood – CEO Adnams Brewery Plc
Prof Paul Dolman and David Lyles – Biodiversity Audit in the North Norfolk AONB
1330-1445 Water – flood mitigation and water resource use
General The Lord Dannatt – Chairman Norfolk Strategic Flooding Alliance
Dr Steve Moncaster – Technical Advisor Broadland Agricultural Water Abstractors Group
Daniel Johns – CEO Water Resources East
1445-1530 Local farm case studies
Nick Padwick – rewilding – Ken Hill Estate
John Pawsey – organic farming and monetising natural capital benefits – Shrimpling Park Farm
James Beamish – building soil health and organic matter – Holkham Farming Company
1530-1545 Round up and Conference Close
The conference is sponsored and organised by AF Group, Birketts, Brown & Co, Lovewell Blake, NatWest, Norfolk County Council and the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association.
Tickets for the Norfolk Farming Conference, including lunch and refreshments, are £72 (inc VAT) per person and £42 (inc VAT) for students and can be purchased through the RNAA website.