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'.
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
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
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