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EVENTS

The Farm Business Update in 2024

Farm Business Updates


The annual Farm Business Update meetings will be held in January and February 2024.


These are a joint venture between the four east anglian water companies who host seven events between them at locations across the east. It is a chance for farmers to get an update on issues that may affect them and their businesses over the coming year. Farmers will get the chance to get an update from;
•    the local water company in that area 
•    Environment Agency on what regulatory changes may affect them
•    Natural England/CSF - Delivering water quality from agri-environment schemes
•    FWAG/CFE - Delivering biodiversity from agri-environment schemes
•    NFU - Agricultural transition & Defra scheme updates
•    CLA – Local Nature Recovery Strategies / Biodiversity Net Grain / Nutrient Neutrality


The event will start with a guest speaker who will talk on a topic that is current in agriculture. 
The guest speakers and booking details for each of the events are as follows;


Fri 19th Jan - Rothamsted – Vicky Robinson – AIC and Nuffield Scholar – “The role of knowledge exchange in creating opportunities in agriculture”
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/farm-business-update-2024-rothamsted-tickets-76385071705 


Tues 23rd January - Wortwell Community Centre – Jonny Crickmore – Suffolk dairy farmer and cheesemaker - “Diversification in farming - A Dairy Farmer’s Journey”
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/farm-business-update-2024-wortwell-community-centre-tickets-763866574487


Wed 24th January - Dereham Football Club – Glenn Buckingham – Suffolk Farmer - ‘’From Piston head to Carbon counter’’
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/farm-business-update-2024-dereham-town-football-club-tickets-763872301617


Tues 30th Jan – Forest Centre, Marston Mortaine - Ben Hunt – Wessex Water & Nuffield Scholar – “Can you farm carbon?”
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/farm-business-update-2024-the-forest-centre-tickets-763875922447


Wed 31st Jan - Fulbourn Centre – Toby Simpson – Cambridgeshire farmer & Nuffield Scholar – “Catch & cover cropping opportunities in UK arable agriculture”
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/farm-business-update-2024-the-fulbourn-centre-tickets-763879312587

 
Thurs 1st February – Writtle Agricultural College – Toby Simpson – Cambridgeshire farmer & Nuffield Scholar – “Catch & cover cropping opportunities in UK arable agriculture”
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/farm-business-update-2024-writtle-university-college-tickets-763882030717


Thurs 8th February – Lavenham Village Hall – Jamie Lockhart – Norfolk farmer & Nuffield Scholar – “Unlocking the potential of data use and agri-tech within agriculture”
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/farm-business-update-2024-lavenham-village-hall-tickets-763882762907

As always, all the events are free and will start at 09.30 with tea and coffee available and finish about 12.45 and then lunch will be provided. BASIS and NRoSO points will be available for attendees.
Please book either by Eventbrite at the links above or by contacting the CLA by phone at 01638 590429 or email at east@cla.org.uk
 

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