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Fit for the Future – your value in the supply chain – Kingston Maurward College

November 27, 2017 @ 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

With a growing emphasis on UK farms needing to be competitive in the market place and more connected in supply chains, this conference addresses both these issues.

Harriet Wilson, Senior Agriculture Manager with The Co-op will explain the Co-op’s strategy to source solely UK meat and the importance of the farmers and farm supply in their supply chain to achieve this. Jack Watts, Senior Analyst , AHDB, will introduce AHDB’s Farmbench benchmarking tool. He will explore how competitive our industry is and the need to know our costs of production and how competitive we are on a local, national and international scale in order to compete in supply chains and combat market volatility and thrive in a post-BREXIT world. Steve Evans , AHDB Consumer Insight Manager will look at current trends in the British consumer market place and how British farmers may positively react to this.

Finally, the conference will debate key learning and action points to take our farming industry forward.

Conference agenda

14:45 Registration and refreshments

15:20  Welcome and introduction  George Streatfield, Denhay Farms (Chair)

15:25 Value from the connected supply chain (tbc)         Harriet Wilson – Senior Agricultural Manager, Co-op

16:25 Fit for the future (tbc)          Jack Watts – Senior Analyst, AHDB

16:45  Consumer trends – what next? (tbc)            Steve Evans – Consumer Insight Manager, AHDB

17:05  Introduction to break out sessions              Philip Dolbear

17:15 Break out sessions

  1. Dairy (facilitated by David Pett)
  2. Beef and sheep (facilitated by Joseph Keating)
  3. Cereals and Potatoes (facilitated by Philip Dolbear and Anne Stone)
  4. Pigs (facilitated by Kate Mellor)

17:45 Return to main Conference room

17:50 Summary of key point from breakout sessions      George Streatfield, Denhay Farms (Chair)

18:00 Closing remarks        Luke Rake – Principal, Kingston Maurward College


November 27, 2017
2:45 pm - 6:00 pm