AgriLeader Forum 2024: Farming your network – playing your field
The AgriLeader Forum 2024 took place on 30–31 January 2024. Below, you can find out more about the event.
Are you making the most of your personal and business networks? At the 2024 AgriLeader Forum we helped farmers explore how to create and develop connections to benefit both them and their businesses, transforming their perspectives and inspiring change.
If you haven't been to an AgriLeader Forum before, watch this video recap of the 2023 event for a taste of what it's all about.
When and where
12:00pm Tuesday 30 January – 1:00pm Wednesday 31 January
Manchester M3 4LQ
Why did people come to the event?
While taking time out of your business might seem like an impossible task, the benefits you can reap from doing so are priceless:
- Hear from inspirational, world-renowned speakers
- Network with like-minded farmers
- Be challenged and motivated in equal measure
- Arm yourself with the tools you need to drive your business forward
- Take time to reflect and plan
- Have a great time and recharge your batteries
What was the line-up?
The AgriLeader Forum will focus on helping you to develop and drive the three pillars essential for running a successful business:
- Leading yourself
- Leading your people
- Leading your business
Agenda (Tuesday 30 January)
With Nicholas Saphir, AHDB Chairman
The fuel for your engine
With Dr Stephanie Fitzgerald, a chartered clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, keynote speaker and published author.
The power of networking
An interactive panel discussion with:
- Laura Ryan, Founder and CEO of Meat Business Women and Global Meat Alliance
- Phil Halhead, a third-generation dairy farmer with a large beef enterprise and founder and managing director of Norbreck Genetics and Norbreck Storage
- Phil Jarvis, Chair of Albanwise Farming and Albanwise Environment
With Mike Gooding, AHDB Farming Systems Director
Drinks reception and evening meal
Agenda (Wednesday 31 January)
With Will Jackson, AHDB Divisional Director – Engagement
Personal power: build your resilience, resourcefulness and creativity
With Marcus Child, an award-winning speaker who inspires confidence, wholeheartedness and courage.
Reflections: Have you stepped out of your comfort zone?
With Dr Stephanie Fitzgerald and Marcus Child
Closing remarks and lunch
Meet the speakers
Dr Stephanie Fitzgerald
Stephaine is a Health and Wellbeing Consultant at Soyo Ltd., a chartered clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, keynote speaker and published author.
She specialises in delivering practical, evidence-based interventions, focusing on sustainable improvement.
Stephanie is passionate about ensuring people are happy, healthy, safe and engaged in the workplace, and believes everyone can and should enjoy work.
Marcus inspires confidence, wholeheartedness and courage, and is known for helping thousands of people in hundreds of big brands and SMEs embrace daily life and times of change positively and successfully.
In stirring conversations with his audiences, he kindles resourcefulness and self-belief in individuals, positivity between colleagues and trust between organisations and their customers.
Marcus encourages people to view work as a pathway to both personal growth and commercial success, promoting fresh habits for goal-setting, mental well-being, and effective communication.
Get in touch
If you have any questions about this event or AgriLeader in general, please get in touch with one of the team.
Izak van Heerden
Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager – Business, Insights & Skills
Knowledge Exchange Manager - AgriLeader