Farm Business Updates return in 2024

19 January – 08 February 2024

Various locations across the East of England

Farmers attending a farm business update meeting

The popular Farm Business Updates meetings return for 2024, allowing the opportunity to network with fellow farmers, speakers and sponsoring organisations, including the NFU.

Seven events will take place between late January and early February in East Anglia.  Sessions run from 9.30am to 12.45pm including a coffee break and will be followed by a free lunch.

This year’s events include guest speakers who are largely farmers and Nuffield scholars, covering a range of personal stories and study findings.

The presentations will follow the usual format including water quality updates from the relevant water company, the NFU’s Richard Wordsworth chronicling where we are with the agricultural transition plan and the Environment Agency demystifying farm inspections.

Catchment Sensitive Farming and FWAG will update on on delivering water and air quality and biodiversity, respectively, from current agri-environment schemes and the CLA’s Andrew Marriott will discuss nature recovery.

The full programme is:

Friday 19 January - Rothamsted Research, Hertfordshire. AIC and Nuffield Scholar Vicky Robinson – The role of knowledge exchange in creating opportunities in agriculture. Eventbrite booking here.

Tuesday 23 January - Wortwell Community Centre, Norfolk. Jonny Crickmore – Suffolk dairy farmer and cheesemaker - Diversification in farming, a dairy farmer’s journey. Eventbrite booking here.

Wednesday 24 January - Dereham Football Club, Norfolk. Glenn Buckingham, Suffolk farmer - From piston head to carbon counter. Eventbrite booking here.

Tuesday 30 January - The Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire. Ben Hunt, Wessex Water and Nuffield Scholar – Can you farm carbon? Eventbrite booking here.

Wednesday 31 January - Townley Memorial Hall, Fulbourn Centre, Cambridgeshire. Toby Simpson, Cambridgeshire farmer and Nuffield Scholar – Catch and cover cropping opportunities in UK arable agriculture. Eventbrite booking here.

Thursday 1 February - Writtle Agricultural College, Essex. Toby Simpson, Cambridgeshire farmer and Nuffield Scholar – Catch and cover cropping opportunities in UK arable agriculture. Eventbrite booking here.

Thursday 8 February – Lavenham Village Hall, Suffolk. Jamie Lockhart, Norfolk farmer and Nuffield Scholar – Unlocking the potential of data use and agri-tech within agriculture. Eventbrite booking here.

If you can’t access the booking links, you can book by calling CLA East on 01638 590429 or email [email protected].

Event details
Start Date
19 January 2024 at 09:30
End Date
08 February 2024 at 12:00

Various locations across the East of England

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