Seeds and Cereals

Arable conference – last chance to book!

UFU seeds and cereals chair Christopher Gill, UAS chair Barclay Bell and CAFRE senior agriculture adviser Robin Bolton.

  • Thursday 25 January
  • 9.30am
  • CAFRE Greenmount

The Ulster Arable Society (UAS), Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) and College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), have joined up to deliver the annual agronomy and business management conference for arable growers. This all-day conference will update arable growers on current agronomy and business management issues focusing on crop production in a changing climate.

The event organisers have arranged for a variety of top speakers to address delegates on the day, including:

  • Matt Dempsey – Chair of The Agricultural Trust, publishers of the Irish Farmers Journal, The Irish Field and Irish Country Magazine.
  • Lisa Black – Head of the plant testing station at AFBI Crossnacreevy, with oversight of statutory plant variety and seed testing and associated research.
  • Ed Horton – Farmer and agronomist based on the family’s home estate in the Cotswolds, farming 6,000 acres of arable land in house alongside a further 3,000 acres of contract land.
  • Vijaya Bhaskar – A weed science and agronomy researcher at Teagasc Oak Park Crops Research Centre.
  • Siobhan Hillman – Crop protection scientist in the integrated pest management team at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.
  • Ken Boyns – AHDB divisional director for services (cereals and oilseeds sector lead)
  • Jenny Brunton – senior European policy advisor at the British Agriculture Bureau.
  • The panel discussion will be chaired by Andy Doyle.

To book visit the UFU website (events tab). If you have difficulty booking online, please contact UFU HQ on 028 9037 0222.

Please note, tickets are £35 and places cannot be reserved. Payment in full is required at the time of booking by credit or debit card.