Newly appointed minister to speak at farming conference
Newly appointed Defra Secretary Liz Truss has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at this year’s Northern Farming Conference at Hexham on Wednesday 12 November.
The Norfolk MP will head the line-up of nine farmers and industry experts speaking at the conference under the theme of Which Way Forward?
Conference Chairman Andrew Robinson said: “We are delighted to welcome the new secretary of state to our conference and very much looking forward to hearing her plans for supporting and developing the farming industry following the latest round of CAP negotiations.”
Also confirmed for the conference are: award-winning farmer Richard Price of Lowther Park Farms, leading share farming exponent John Henderson, dairy farmer and Nuffield Scholar Joe Delves, award-winning poultry farmer Richard Tulip and HSBC head of agriculture Allan Wilkinson.
Now in its fifth year, the Northern Farming Conference aims to give forward thinking farmers the chance to consider how best to progress their business.
Mr Robinson added: “This year’s conference is shaping up to be one of the best yet. In just a few years it has established itself as the north’s leading event for farmers to share successful business strategies and find out about the latest industry developments.”
The Northern Farming Conference is a joint venture between the CLA, Strutt & Parker, Bond Dickinson, Armstrong Watson, Catchment Sensitive Farming and Gibson & Co Solicitors. For more information, please visit: www.northernfarmingconference.org.uk or telephone 01748 907070.
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