An opportunity to hear from panel of experts on topics aimed at maintaining the health of your farming business (and the health of the farmer as well!). Delegates will receive updates on the latest changes and tips on how to improve their business going forward. Target Audience – Farmers, Horticulturists etc
5.30pm Refreshments on arrival and networking
6.00pm Evening will be chaired by Oliver Lee, NFU, County Chairman
6.10pm Benefits of the Livestock Information Programme - What’s in it for Farmers? John Royle NFU
World leading livestock traceability should be a key priority for the UK red meat supply chain, as we seek to reassure customers at home and around the world. Defra and Industry stakeholders are developing a single multi- species livestock information service, supported by the best modern and proven technology that is planned to be operational by 2019. John Royle is a member of the development group and has clear insight into why this should and must be a bene t to the livestock sector in Leicestershire.
6.40pm Are you Fit for Farming? Charles Smith, CE, Farmers Community Network
Farming is an increasingly stressful and demanding business, requiring everyone to be at the top of their game, both physically and mentally. Given the challenges which we face in the years to come, it is critical that the farms key assets, its people, are maintained in tip-top condition. So what can we do to stay Fit for Farming?
6.50pm Handing on a healthy farming business Andrew Eagle, Senior Partner, Josiah Hincks Solicitors
Succession is a challenge for every business and can often become the elephant in the room. We will discuss how to put and keep the business in the best possible health. We will then look at ways to deal with succession and pass the business to the next generation.
7.15pm “Brexit timeline – where is it at the moment?” Simon Fisher, NFU, County Advisor
As March 2019 rapidly approaches farmers and growers need to know the direction of Brexit travel and have many questions. What is the state of the negotiations? What does the Agricultural Bill do? How is domestic agricultural policy developing? What are the timelines that affect your farming business?
7.40pm Health of the business – Income from Property – letting out on Farm Properties and changes to permitted development rights Rupert Harrison, Director, Andrew Granger
Healthy business is one which makes the most of its assets and for farming businesses letting out of surplus buildings, farm cottages etc. brings in a useful source of income. The talk will guide delegates through the latest changes in legislation and regulations and will give an update on changes to planning policy which may afford extra opportunities.
7.50pm Question and Answer with the Speaker Panel
8.00pm Buffet and networking