NFU Tenants Conference 2017

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The 2017 NFU National Tenant Farmers' Conference took place on Thursday 9 November in Wigan, Lancashire.

More than 100 farmers attended the event, which featured a video address from HRH The Prince of Wales and explored the theme 'Vibrant tenancy - fit for the future'.

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The full programme for the day was as follows:

9am              Registration open with coffee and breakfast rolls


9.40am         Minette Batters, NFU Deputy President (Chair)

Session 1: Setting the new agenda

9.50am         Meurig Raymond, NFU President
10.10am       Video address from HRH The Prince of Wales
                     Alastair Martin, Secretary and Keeper of the Records, Duchy Estate
10.40am       Q&A

11.00am       Coffee

Session 2: Panel discussion: Vibrant tenancy – how?

11.30am      Louise Staples, NFU Rural Surveyor
                    Gail Soutar, NFU Chief EU Exit and International Trade Adviser
                    Patrick Begg, Rural Enterprise Director, National Trust
                    Jeremy Moody, CAAV Secretary and Adviser

12.40pm       Q&A

1.00pm         Lunch

Session 3: Fit for the future

2.05pm         Welcome: Chris Cardell, NFU Tenants Forum (Chair)
                     How NFU members are positioning themselves for the next 10 years.

Joe Green, Duchy of Lancaster, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Will and Gill Sedgley, Westmorland, Lancashire
Sam Carey, The Rhiwlas Estate, Bala, North Wales

3.20pm         Summary – Minette Batters, NFU Deputy President

3.30pm         Depart

Tenants' Forum representatives visited Lovania Nurseries and Joey Drinkall’s farm ahead of the Tenants' Conference. 

Read more about the visit here

Last edited: 15:29 on 24 January 2018

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