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CLA South East - Future of Farming Event 2023 (Driving productivity and profitability in a sustainable way)

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The South East Future of Farming Event 2023 - Driving productivity and profitability in a sustainable way

The event is free and open to everyone
(Members and Non-Members)

Plumpton College, The CLA and Virgin Money are collaborating to put on a South East Future of Farming event, to be hosted at the college’s new £10m Agri-Food Centre.

At a time of so much change for the industry, we would like to invite farmers and landowners from across the region, to provide inspiration, insight and useful practical takeaways.

We have secured a number of keynote speakers who will be sharing their own stories and bringing to life how they have invested in technology, regenerative practices and/or people in doing so. We aim to show that British farmers can be global leaders.

2:30pm - Registration and refreshments
3:00pm - Welcome from Emily Norton, Head of Rural Research at Savills  
3:10pm - Keynote speaker - Martin Lines, Chair of the Nature Friendly Farming Network
3:30pm - Amelia McLean - Hugh Lowe Farms Ltd. 
3:50pm - Brian Richardson, UK Head of Agriculture, Virgin Money
4:10pm - Susan Twining, CLA Chief Land Use Policy Adviser
4:30pm - Panel Q+A, hosted by Emily Norton
5.00pm - Workshops (see below)
6:20pm - Conclusions
6:30pm - Networking, food and drinks reception.

Following the talks and Q&A sessions, we will be running a number of workshops offering practical evidence-based solutions, examining the impact of investment in tech on farm productivity and focusing on skills and people.

On arrival attendees can sign up to two of the four workshops:

-             James and Emma Loder-Symonds – Nonington Farms
-             Ian Salmon - Plumpton College 
-             Professor Michael Lee, - Harper Adams 
-             James Smith - Loddington Farm 

Hosted by Plumpton College, supported by the CLA and Virgin Money

Spaces are free for members and non-members but must be booked in advance.

Please note that for any cancellations within 7 days of the event, and for non-attendance on the day, there will be a cancellation charge of £25.00 per person applied in order to cover our costs.

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Event Details

Thursday 20 April 2023
2:30PM - 7:30PM
Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, BN7 3AE
This event is free of charge