NFU20: Conference programme

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What's on and when? Get the key timings for NFU Conference 2020.

Day 1, Tuesday 25 February

10.30-10.50 Opening address (Hall 1) WATCH LIVE / AGAIN

Minette Batters, President, NFU

10.50-11.50 Where next for British business? (Hall 1) WATCH LIVE / AGAIN

Speakers:
Dame Carolyn Fairbairn DBE, Director General, CBI
Minette Batters, President, NFU
Chaired by: Penny Haslam, Broadcaster and Author

11.50-12.35 How we are inspiring our nation’s schoolchildren (Hall 1) WATCH LIVE / AGAIN

Speakers:
Sally Spicer, Senior Teaching Fellow, University of Warwick
Joshua Payne, Education Manager, NFU
Jennie Devine, Education Officer, NFU
Abby Brady, Head Teacher, Ronald Ross Primary School
Brinder Bains, Deputy Head Teacher, Ronald Ross Primary School
Charlotte Hudson, Arable Manager, Hugh Lowe Farms
Alice Montgomerie, Student, Quest Professional

12.35-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Safeguarding Standards (Hall 1) WATCH LIVE / AGAIN

Speakers:
David Henig, Director UK Trade Policy Project
Professor Chris Elliott OBE, Institute for Global Food Security
Shaun Spiers, Executive Director, The Green Alliance Trust
Chaired by: Stuart Roberts, Vice President, NFU

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.30 Commodity sessions

  • Combinable crops: How can technology break through the barriers facing the arable sector?
    Speakers:
    Tom Bradshaw, Combinable Crops Board Chairman, NFU
    Jack Watts, Chief Combinable Crops Adviser, NFU
    Jonathan Gill, Mechatronics & UAV Researcher - National Centre for Precision Farming, Harper Adams University
    Chaired by: Phil Jarvis, Combinable Crops Board Vice Chairman, NFU
     
  • Dairy: Breaking down the consumer barriers – how we protect, promote and grow British dairy

    Speakers: 
    Michael Oakes, Dairy Board Chairman, NFU
    James Osman, Chief Dairy Adviser, NFU
    Zoe Kavanagh, CEO, National Dairy Council of Ireland
    Chaired by: Paul Tompkins, Dairy Board Vice Chairman, NFU

  • Horticulture and potatoes: The Horticultural Revolution: Realising the Ambition for Horticulture and Potatoes

    Speakers:
    Ali Capper, Horticulture and Potatoes Board Chairman, NFU
    Joe McDonnell, Head of Insights, WGSN
    Chaired by: Lee Abbey, Chief Horticulture and Potatoes Adviser, NFU

  • Livestock: Preparing for change

    Speakers: 
    Richard Findlay, Livestock Board Chairman, NFU
    Wyn Evans, Livestock Board Vice Chairman, NFU
    Andrew Loftus, Livestock Board Appointee, NFU
    Thomas Binns, Livestock Board Co-option and Hill & Upland Forum Chair
    Will Jackson, Strategy Director Beef & Lamb, AHDB
    Simon Hall and Richard Laverick, Livestock Information Program
    Chaired by: John Royle, Chief Livestock Adviser, NFU

  • Poultry: Vision and priorities for the egg and poultry meat sector
    Speakers: 
    Thomas Wornham, Chairman, NFU National Poultry Board
    Patrick Hook, Director of P.D. Hook (Group) Ltd
    Veli Moluluo, Managing Director - Consumer Foods Division, Noble Foods
    Michael Moniz, Client Executive, Kantar Worldpanel
    Chaired by: Gary Ford, Chief Poultry Adviser, NFU

  • Sugar: Protecting UK sugar beet production
    Speakers:

    Dirk de Lugt, Chair of Royal Cosun (the Dutch beet growers cooperative)
    Paul Kenward, Managing Director, British Sugar
    Michael Sly, NFU Sugar Board Chairman, NFU Sugar
    Chaired by: Rachel Carrington, East Anglia Regional Director, NFU

18.45 Welcome drinks, regional awards and annual dinner (Hall 3)

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Day 2, Wednesday 26 February

8.00 - 9.00am: Political Session (Hall 1) WATCH LIVE / AGAIN

The Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Chaired by: Minette Batters, President, NFU

9.15-10.45 Workshops

  • Combatting rural crime: the impacts and the solutions
    Speakers:
    Dr Kreseda Smith, Rural Criminologist, Rural Security Research Group, Harper Adams University
    Dr Richard Byrne, Senior Lecturer, Rural Security Research Group, Harper Adams University
    Bill Dutton, Chief Superintendent – Head of local Policing, Cheshire Constabulary
    Sam Durham, NFU Chief Land Management Adviser
    Nina Winter, NFU Chief Legal Adviser
    Robert Lockhart, NFU Environment Forum lead on fly-tipping
    Chaired by: Dr Andrea Graham, NFU Head of Policy Services
     
  • A new strategy for sustainable plant health solutions
    Speakers:
    Holly Yates, Deputy Director for Chemicals Pesticides and Hazardous Waste, Defra
    Dr Paul Neve, Head of IPM and Crop Health, AHDB
    Dr Chris Hartfield, Senior Regulatory Affairs Advisor, NFU
    Tom Bradshaw, Combinable Crops Board Chairman, NFU
    Ali Capper, Horticulture and Potatoes Board Chairman, NFU
    Michael Sly, NFU Sugar Board Chairman, NFU Sugar
    Chaired by: Dr Andrew Clark, Director of Policy, NFU
     
  • Animal Health & Welfare: Protecting and improving our reputation
    Speakers:
    Cat McLaughlin, Chief Animal Health and Welfare Adviser, NFU
    David Main, Professor of Production Animal Health and Welfare, Royal Agricultural University
    Christine Middlemiss, UK Chief Veterinary Officer, Defra
    Stuart Roberts, Vice-President, NFU
    James Russell, Junior Vice President, British Veterinary Association
    Chaired by: Phil Hambling, Head of Food & Farming, NFU
     
  • Beyond the CAP: what will the future support landscape look like?
    Speakers:
    David Kennedy, Director General for Food, Farming, Animal and Plant Health, Defra
    Richard Wordsworth, Senior BPS Adviser, NFU
    Claire Robinson, Senior Countryside Adviser, NFU
    Rohit Kaushish, Acting Chief Economics Adviser, NFU
    Chaired by: Nick von Westenholz, Director of EU Exit and International Trade, NFU
     
  • NFU Cymru: Welsh farming, new horizons
    Speakers:
    John Davies, President, NFU Cymru
    Chris Hanks, Chair, Future Farmers for Wales
    Katie Davies, Chair, YFC Wales
    Delyth Robinson, NFU Cymru Next Generation Policy Forum
    Will Evans, NFU Cymru Next Generation Policy Forum
    Chaired by: John Mercer, Director, NFU Cymru

10.45-11.15 Coffee break

11.15-12.45 Climate change, the challenge of our time (Hall 1) WATCH LIVE / AGAIN

Speakers:
Professor Myles Allen, Oxford University Centre for the Environment
Emma Howard Boyd, Chair, Environment Agency
Phil Jarvis, NFU Environment Forum Chair
Chaired by: Guy Smith, Deputy President, NFU

12.45-13.00 NFU President's closing address (Hall 1) WATCH LIVE / AGAIN

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.00 AGM

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