Suffolk Farming Conference 2022
The Suffolk Agricultural Association and Fram Farmers, in partnership with Scrutton Bland, are pleased to announce the Suffolk Farming Conference due to take place at Trinity Park on Thursday 3rd March 2022. This event is exclusively open to members of both organisations.
With the focus of “Getting to Grips with the Future”, the conference will cover a number of topical issues to help members of both organisations plan ahead for their farming businesses.
The morning session will include a commodity review and outlook by ADM, a presentation on “Farming Beyond BPS” from Wilson Wraight and Savills as well as a discussion of “Net Zero in Agriculture”.
In the afternoon delegates will be able to choose to attend three breakout sessions from the following options; Woodland Management, Water Management, Grants, Sensors and Data Innovations, Alternative Power Platforms and Automated Farming.
Delegates will also be able to visit a range of supplier stands linked to topics covered by the conference during the lunch period.
Due to limited capacity, registration is essential.
9:00am Registration and coffee
9:15am Conference Welcome – Andrew Read, Fram Farmers Chairman
9:30am Commodity Review & Outlook – Mark Ostwald and Jonathan Lane, ADM
11:00am Break & Exhibitors
11:30am Farming Beyond BPS - Emily Norton, Savills and Giles Cooper, Wilson Wraight
Summary of Changes, Net Margin Forecast
Implication for Contract Farming and FBTs
12:15pm Net Zero in Agriculture: Income, Cost or Mission Impossible
Carl Atkin, Terravost
Thomas Gent, Gentle Farming
1:00pm Morning Summary – Nick Banks, Scrutton Bland
1.10pm Afternoon Briefing - Andrew Read
1:15pm Lunch & Exhibitor stands
Breakout Sessions (delegates can attend any 3 x 40 minute sessions)
2:30pm Session 1
3:20pm Session 2
4:10pm Session 3
- Woodland Management
- Water management
- Navigating the new grants landscape
- Sensors and data innovations
- Alternative Power Platforms
- Automated farming
5:00pm Conference Closing Summary – David Barker, President of the Suffolk Agricultural Association
5:30pm Conference Close