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1st November 2018

East of England Showground, Peterborough, PE2 6XE

As the East of England Farming Conference enters its 4th year, the East of England Agricultural Society is delighted to share the timetable and speakers for the 2018 conference.

9.30-9.35- Conference Welcome– Tom Martin- Conference Chairman

9.35 Opening Speaker– Andrew Fearne- Professor of Value Chain Management at University East Anglia

9.45 Decision Makers– Chaired by Emily Norton

  • Neil Parrish- Chair of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs committee and Conservative MP 
  • Stuart Roberts- NFU Vice-Chairman
  • Sue Hayman- Shadow Secretary of State for DEFRA & Labour MP
  • Patrick Holden- Chief Executive of the Sustainable Food Trust

11.30 Ground Breakers– Chaired by Thomas Bradshaw

  • Brian Barker- AHDB Strategic Farmer
  • John Cherry-  Hertfordshire Farmer & Director of Groundswell
  • Jamie Stotzka- Consultant Bioagronamist for plantworks
  • William Wells- Founder & CEO of Hummingbird Technologies

1.00-2.00 Lunch Break

2.00 Risk Takers– Chaired by Thomas Martin

  • Stephen Jones- Founder and director of the British Quinoa Company
  • Emily/Guy French- Foxes Farm Produce
  • Will Armitage- Organic Dairy Farmer
  • Farmers Weekly Farm Manager of the Year 2018 winner

3.25-3.30 Closing Remarks