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Northern Farming Conference 2021

Northern Farming Conference

Now in its tenth year, the last Northern Farming Conference took place on Wednesday 6th November 2019 at Hexham Auction Mart in Hexham.

This annual event is one of the most prestigious events in the north, attracting well over 200 farmers, industry experts and politicians to network, listen and question a super line up of speakers.

Speakers this year include:

  • Ed Barnston - Estate Owner / Manager and Nuffield Farming Scholar
  • Baroness Natalie Bennett - British Politician and Journalist
  • Tim Farron - MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale
  • Patrick Laurie - Journalist, Writer and Farmer
  • Phil Hadley – International Marketing Director, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
  • Fiona Sample – CEO of the Oswin Project
  • Denise Walton - Owner of Peelham Farm

The event is renowned for its mix of formal and informal debate and has now cemented its position as the 'go-to' conference for the sector in the North.

A fresh start Farming beyond Brexit, BPS and Covid-19

Northern Farming Conference

The Northern Farming Conference aims to give farmers the opportunity to consider how best to progress and take control of their businesses over the next few years.

Leading farmers and industry stakeholders from across the country will examine what the future has in store for farmers and their plans for it, as well as the potential opportunities in an ever-changing rural landscape. Particularly topical in light of government’s plans for agricultural transition away from EU-based rules in tandem with ambitious targets such as being Net Zero by 2050, whilst also upholding our food and environmental standards – during a period of a post-pandemic economic recovery.

The next Northern Farming Conference will take place on Wednesday 2 November 2022. To add next year's event to your diary, please click the button below and select your preferred calendar.

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