About AHDB Events

Our events management team is a professional service delivering over 1,000 events annually.

The focus of our event programme is to deliver practical outputs from research, development and knowledge exchange to underpin change on farm, drive new business, generate consumer demand and enable the UK agriculture and horticulture industry to compete with the best in the world. 

To do this, we offer a wide range of events including exhibitions, conferences, international trade shows and interactive, on-farm meetings across the UK and overseas.

Each event aims to provide access to leading experts, prominent speakers and high-profile networking opportunities, presenting the latest developments from export, research, marketing, consumer and technical developments.

For a full list of our sector-specific events, please visit our events portal

Upcoming AHDB events

Supervisory Skills Workshops

This workshop aims to provide delegates with an introduction into the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective Supervisor.

With increasing challenges on labour resource, it is essential to be as efficient as possible with the resources your business has and this workshop will provide the tips to best utilise your assets.

Alistair Gibb of Cedar Associates will lead a full agenda covering the following topics:

  • Understand core management skills - organizing and delegating
  • Ability to perform management tasks
  • Effective communication / dealing with difficult situations
  • Team Leadership - roles and responsibilities
  • Change management
  • Next steps – getting the most from your team

Who should attend?

Farmers and growers or members of the farm business team who would like to improve existing skills or those who have been recognised as future Supervisors.

The meeting is funded by AHDB and open to all farmers and growers, but registration is required for catering purposes. CPD points will be available on the day.

  • 08/11/2018 : Norwich
  • 22/11/2018 : York
  • 13/12/2018 : Lincolnshire
  • 10/01/2019 : York
  • 17/01/2019 : Kenilworth
  • 30/01/2019 : Cornwall
  • 31/01/2019 : Hampshire
  • 07/03/2019 : Stirling, Scotland
  • 12/03/2019 : East Sussex 

 To book your FREE place ring the AHDB KE Events Hub on 01904 771218 or email ke.events@ahdb.org.uk

AHDB Agronomists’ Conference

The AHDB Agronomists’ Conference has broadened its scope to turn research into practical agronomy for the whole rotation.

The 2018 conference, which takes place on 4 to 5 December, retains traditional topics on cereals, oilseeds and potato production but has expanded to include papers on field vegetables, peas and beans.

The conference has also moved to a new location, in Kettering, to accommodate a radical new approach to maximise interaction between speakers and delegates.

Each day features six expert-led workshops and panel-led debates on a wide range of topics, from crop protection to crop storage.

A networking dinner, which takes place at a nearby venue on the first day, also provides an excellent opportunity for people to interact.

To access the programme or for information about how to register, visit the dedicated event web page cereals.ahdb.org.uk/agconf

Succession – it’s not just about tax

This workshop aims to address and encourage proactive discussion about the “elephant in the room” in most agricultural and horticultural businesses – succession planning.

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Cambridge Golf and Conference Centre, Cambridge Road, Hemingford Abbots, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 9HQ

10:00am (refreshments) for 10:30am start (4:00pm end) Light Lunch Provided

It’s not about who “gets the farm” or the family silver; but how to ensure adequate financial planning and an appropriate legacy for both those within (and those outside) the farm business; and how to adopt a phased handover of the business from one generation to the next.

Sian Bushell of Sian Bushell Associates will cover the following topic areas in an informal workshop style:

  • What is succession planning and why it’s important to get it right!
  • How to start the conversation
  • Integrating the next generation into the business and defining roles and responsibilities
  • How to run a multi-generational business and avoid conflict!
  • Being fair and including everyone in the succession planning process
  • Short, medium and long-term planning – what to look at and when?
  • Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney

Who should attend? Farmers and growers responsible for planning succession within their business – we actively encourage you bring along all members of the family with an interest in the farm, including parents, husbands, wives, in-laws, children, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts and cousins (and anyone else you think needs to be there!)   

The cost of this meeting is funded for AHDB levy payers by AHDB via your levy, but registration is required for catering purposes. CPD points will be available on the day.

Book your free place online today

Alternatively, ring the AHDB KE Events Hub on 01904 771218 or email ke.events@ahdb.org.uk