The Big Food Group: Who Are The Next Generation of Farmers?
Date: 04 June 2013 03:30PM to 9.30PM
Venue: Farmers and Fletchers Hall, 3 Cloth Street
The second Big Food Group event in the 2013 series will be taking place on Tuesday 4th June.
The next generation to farming will face substantial challenges in producing the food we need at the quality demanded by society. The debate will explore the question of whether an ageing farming sector is an issue which is limiting the abilities of the UK to compete competitively in the world food supply chain.
Facilitators at the event will include Caroline Drummond (LEAF) and Michael Mack (Smiths Gore).
Speakers will include:
Dr Matt Lobley (Co-Director of Centre for Rural Policy Research, Exeter University),
David Fursdon (Chairman of the Future of Farming Review),
Professor Chris Gaskell (Royal Agricultural University),
William Lawrence (Chairman of the Next Generation Policy Forum, NFU),
David Heath MP, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food.
15 May 2013