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Defining a Future for Yorkshire Farming

Join us in this great opportunity to speak directly to leaders of the agricultural sector who are charged with delivering the new UK Agricultural Bill.

Date Location Time
15/11/2018 National Agri-food Innovations Campus, York (NAIFC), Sand Hutton, York YO41 1LZ 9am - 3pm
  • What future opportunities will be available for my farm/rural business?
  • How will the new Environmental and Agricultural Bill affect me and my business?
  • What will I need to do differently in the future?
  • How can I grow and compete on a local and global scale?

Opening address:

We are delighted to confirm the Rt Hon Michael Gove, Secretary of State, Food and Rural Affairs, will headline this event and take questions from farmers and rural businesses about real issues to help influence the process.

Speakers include: 

Tom Martin, Arable Farmer Cambridgeshire who will be delivering a talk about his pioneering project “FaceTime a Farmer” which teaches schoolchildren about farming, food and the environment. There will be a live link up to a classroom during the event to demonstrate the idea of teaching children about rural life.

Robert Munroe,  iCASP Programme Manager & Pippa Chapman, Water Quality Specialist, University of Leeds, will talk about integrated catchment solutions for Yorkshire and their evidence concerning the effectiveness of 10 agricultural land use practices and interventions on soil health and hoe they link to the delivery of public goods such as water quality, soil carbon storage and flood resilience. 

Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Malton and Thirsk will be among guest speakers as well as Adam Bedford, Regional Director for the North East, National Farmers Union, Dorothy Fairburn, Director for the North, Country Land and Business Association.



Tours will start at 09:15am and will last up to 45 minutes.

Join us on a tour of CHAP’s newest technologies based at Sand Hutton. They include the E-flows mesocosm (pictured), Europe’s most advanced edge-of-field water assessment facility for the environmental testing of plant protection products to meet the highest of standards to help farmers tackle threats to their crops; Crop Monitor, which offers a national surveillance and risk forecasting service to understand the risks from crop pathogens and pests across the UK and CHAP’s mobile laboratories, which can instantly diagnose the prolific weed blackgrass, crop fungus Septoria or gangrene in potatoes.

This event is kindly sponsored by: McCain, York, North Yorkshire & East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership, CLA and the NFU. 

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