Cereals 2019


Join farmers, agronomists and industry professionals on the 12th & 13th June at Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire for the arable industry’s leading technical event.

Monitor Farm Debate 2019:

Debate time - 11:30 on 12th and 13th June 2019

Location - Cereals Event, AHDB stand 

Variable costs: Day 1

If yield is really king – at what cost is that?

  • David Hoyles, GH Hoyles
  • Andy Howard, Bockhanger Farms Ltd

Fixed costs: Day 2

Fixed costs; are you playing the long game?

  • Rick Davies, Northampton Monitor Farm
  • Tom Rees, Pembrokeshire Monitor Farm
  • Colin Chappell, Brigg Monitor Farm

Seminar schedule 2019

Cereals AHDB Theatre – Wednesday 12 June 2019

 

Topic

Timing

Session Chair

Welcome and Introductions

Sir Peter Kendall, AHDB Chairman

9:25 – 9:30

Sir Peter Kendall, AHDB Chairman

Key-note Speaker

Rt Hon Robert Goodwill MP – Agriculture Minister

 

 

9:30 – 10:00

Chair:

Sir Peter Kendall, AHDB Chairman

Preparing for Change – What’s on the Horizon

What is the short-term and potential long-term implications for UK farming and what can the government and industry do to safeguard the interests of UK agriculture?

Speakers:

Tom Hind, AHDB Chief Strategy Officer

Minette Batters, NFU

Robert Sheasby, AIC

Paul Temple, AHDB

Mike Holland, Consultant & Advisor, Agricultural Law Association

 

 

10:00 – 10:45

 

Chair:

Karl Schneider, Editor in Chief, Farmers Weekly

 

 

Global Grain Outlook

Andrée Defois

President of Tallage and Managing Editor of Stratégie Grains. 

 

1:30 – 2:15

 

 

Chair:

AHDB, Cereals & Oilseeds Director, Martin Grantley-Smith

 

Preparing for Change – How do we measure up?

Panel discussion around increasing farm business productivity and benchmarking to measure success.

 

Speakers:

Susannah Bolton, Director of KE, AHDB

Oliver McEntyre, National Strategy Director, Barclays

Elizabeth Warham, COO/ Head, Agri-Tech, Dept for Intl Trade

Sebastian Graff-Baker, Andersons, Partner

Jack Hopkins – Arable farmer

 

2:15 – 3:00

 

Chair:

AHDB, Cereals & Oilseeds Director, Martin Grantley-Smith

 

 Cereals AHDB Theatre – Thursday 13 June

 

Topic

Timing

Session Chair

What is the market telling us? – International Grains Council

 

Amy Reynolds, International Grains Council Economist: global grain markets & forecast for next 5 years.

 

David Eudall, AHDB Head of Market Specialists: domestic market outlook for 2019/20 with area & production scenario’s.

 

 

9:30 – 10:00

 

Chair:

AHDB Head of Market Intelligence, Phil Bicknell

 

 

 How resilient is your business?

We have seen over the last 12 months a highly volatile market driven by global and domestic factors. Where does the UK now stand in the global grain markets and what factors do we need to monitor for the season ahead and subsequent years?

 

Speakers:

David Eudall, AHDB Head of Market Specialists

Jonathan Arnold, Robin Appel Ltd

Amy Reynolds, International Grains Council

Owen Cligg, Trading Manager, United Oilseeds

 

10:00 – 10:45

 

Chair:

AHDB Head of Market Intelligence, Phil Bicknell

International Best Practice: Integrated Pest Management

Alison Stewart, Foundation for Arable Research, New Zealand

 

 

1:30 – 2:00

 

Chair: Martin Grantley-Smith, AHDB Strategy Director

 The journey to Integrated Pest Management

Farming is in the spotlight. Is IPM enough for farmers to demonstrate their environmental and socially responsible activities to a wider public?

Speakers:

Dr Jon Knight, AHDB Head of Crop Protection

Emma Hamer, Senior Plant Health Advisor

Sean Sparling – Chairman of AICC

Neil Paveley, Director of Crop Protection, ADAS

 

2:00 – 2:45

Chair: Martin Grantley-Smith, AHDB Strategy Director

 

 

 

 

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