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Farm Business Update meeting_58771The popular annual free-to-attend Farm Business Update (FBU) events are back again in East Anglia in early 2019.

This year’s keynote speaker is Jim Orson, former Director of Morley and NIAB TAG and currently a board member of both the Voluntary Initiative and the British Crop Protection Council. 

Jim is also in demand as an expert on weed control strategies, development of cropping systems and the impact of GMOs on arable production.

He will be presenting on meeting the agronomic and environment challenges to wheat production in a competitive world. 

The Campaign for the Farmed Environment,  Richard Wordsworth or Anna Logan from the NFU, Natural England, local water companies and the Environment Agency will give talks on Countryside Stewardship, cross compliance and greening, reducing ammonia emissions, water stewardship and abstraction.

The speakers will be available during the coffee break and over lunch to talk with attendees on a one-to-one basis. 

The sponsoring organisations - NFU, CLA, Environment Agency, Catchment Sensitive Farming (NE), and your local water company - together with a number of other organisations will have stands to visit as well.

Registration at all events will be promptly at 9 30am, with the presentations finishing with lunch at 1pm.

Due to the popularity of the previous FBU events booking is essential. Please call the CLA, which is handling bookings for the partner organisations, on 01638 590 429 or email ZWFzdEBjbGEub3JnLnVr.

The dates and venues for the events are:

Wednesday 23 January – Writtle Agricultural College, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 3RR

Wednesday 30 January – The Farmschool, Annables Lane, Harpenden, Herts AL5 3PR

Friday 1 February – The Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, MK43 0PS

Tuesday 5 February – Wortwell Community Centre, Tunbeck Close, Wortwell, Norfolk IP20 0HS

Thursday 7 February – Bluntisham Village Hall, Mill Lane, Bluntisham, Huntingdon, PE28 3LR

Thursday 14 February – Dereham Football Club, Aldiss Park, Norwich Road, Dereham, NR20 3PX

Wednesday 27 February – Lavenham Village Hall, Church Street, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk C010 9QT

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