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Norfolk Farming Conference

Start event: Wednesday, 30/11/2022 08:30

End event: Wednesday, 30/11/2022 16:30

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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

1245-1330          Lunch

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

1545                     Tea


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.


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