'What's around the corner?' Conference for Arable Growers

Tuesday, 15 January, 2019

Date: 15 January 2019
Time: 9.30am-4.00pm
Location: CAFRE, Greenmount College
Cost: £25.00
Ulster Arable Society members are entitled to a £5 refund on attendance at the AGM.

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***Bookings received after the 10th January will incur an additional £5 charge ***

This all day conference jointly organised by CAFRE, Ulster Arable Society and the Ulster Farmers’ Union will update arable growers on current agronomy and business management issues.

Morning session

Opening address – Guy Smith, Deputy President NFU
'Natural capital – Farming for the public good' – Professor Paul Leinster, Professor of Environmental Assessment, Cranfield University
'The future of fungicides' – Dr Steven Kildea, Senior Research Officer, Teagasc
'Financing machinery' – Aveen McMullan, Crops Development Adviser, CAFRE

Afternoon session

‘The future of robotics in arable farming' – Graham Higginson, Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Engineering, Harper Adams University
'Environment friendly farming – what has arable to offer?' – Martin Lines, Arable farmer and UK Chair of the Nature Friendly Farming Network
'Panel question and answer session: Environmental management – constraint or opportunity' – Chaired by Andy Doyle, Tillage Editor, Irish Farmers’ Journal

BASIS points NRoSO points applied for.

If you have difficulty booking online, please contact Angela Scott at UFU HQ on 028 9037 0222. Note: Places cannot be reserved and payment in full is required at the time of booking by credit or debit card. 

For further information on conference speakers or facilities/access queries contact:  CAFRE KT admin on 02894426790 or  Email: kt.admin@daera-ni.gov.uk