Farming breakfasts 2019


For our 2019 series of Farming Breakfasts, held in conjunction with Lloyds Agricultural Banking team, we have an interesting and hopefully, thought provoking line-up of speakers. All three events will be held at The Cedars Hotel, Stowmarket.

Thursday 24 January – “The future of the family farm” - LIMITED PLACES REMAIN
To book your place at this event, please enquire via email or by phone on 01473 220090

Our first speaker is Tom Bradshaw, Chairman of the regional NFU Combinable Crops Board and the East Anglia Crops Board and managing partner of his Essex family farm. He will discuss current farming practices, farm diversification; drawing on his own experience of diversifying into equine and explore the political factors that will have an influence on the future of family farming businesses.

Thursday 21 February – “Fresh produce and unintentional success”

Max MacGillivray of Redfox Executive Selection will explain the “crash, bang wallop” that is about to occur in the agriculture and fresh food sectors and advise how you can make sure you are a winner in it all. Max pulls on his experience as an agricultural recruitment consultant, and founder of the healthy eating initiative ‘The Great Fruit & Veg Adventure’ which saw him ride a motorbike from London to Cape Town visiting 50 farms and fresh produce companies to educate children and their schools.

Thursday 21 March – “Agricultural disputes”

Property & agricultural dispute resolution solicitor Mark Wrinch will round off the series of breakfasts with a talk on how to avoid and resolve agricultural disputes. With extensive experience in commercial property and agricultural litigation, Mark will provide advice to help ensure the smooth running of your farming business. 

Timings and booking details 

Registration is at 7.45am for breakfast at 8am. Talks commence at 8.30am and finish around 9am.

These events are free of charge to farmers. £15 charge pp per breakfast for "Professional" registrations.

To book your place, please select a talk from the drop down above, contact Kristie Henry by email or by phone on 01473 220090.

These events are BASIS registered and existing members can claim CPD points. To do this, we will need your BASIS membership number which can be completed on the attached reply slip. BASIS is an independent standards setting and auditing organisation for the pesticide, fertiliser and allied industries that recognises professionals within these areas.

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