Minette Batters to give keynote speech at food conference

15 – 16 June 2022

Hill Barn, Fir Farm, Lower Swell, Gloucestershire

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NFU President Minette Batters speaking into a microphone

NFU President Minette Batters will give a keynote speech at the Sustainable Food Trust’s Food and Farming Conference on Wednesday 15 June.

NFU President Minette Batters will be at the Sustainable Food Trust’s Food and Farming Conference on Wednesday 15 June.

She will deliver a keynote speech during the session on Climate, Nature and Health: How can farming respond to the challenges?

Farming systems and food security

The two-day conference takes place from Wednesday 15 to Thursday 16 June at Fir Farm in the Cotswolds.

The event will see a host of industry leaders from agricultural, finance and government discussing farming systems, food security, climate change, biodiversity loss and poor public health.

How can farming respond to the challenges?

The session on Climate, Nature and Health: How can farming respond to the challenges? will also hear from Henry Dimbleby, lead non-executive board member of Defra and National Food Strategy Lead; Gunhild Stordalen, founder and executive chair of EAT Foundation; and Lord Deben, chair of the Committee on Climate Change.

Find out more about the event, including how to book tickets, from the Sustainable Food Trust.

Minette Batters

NFU President

Minette runs a tenanted family farm in Wiltshire. The mixed farming business includes a 100 cow continental cross suckler herd, and a small herd of pedigree Herefords as well as sheep and arable. 

Diversification includes the conversion of a 17th century tythe barn into a wedding and corporate events venue, and horse liveries. Minette co-founded the campaigning initiatives 'Ladies in Beef' and the 'Great British Beef Week'.

She has been an NFU member from grassroots through to County Chair; she served as Wiltshire’s Council delegate and also as Regional Board Chair for the South West. Minette has also been a member of NFU Governance Board and served as NFU Deputy President for four years from 2014 to 2018. Minette is also a Trustee of Farm Africa.

Officeholder responsibilities 

  • Trade and standards
  • EU and international relations
  • Taxation and fiscal policy
  • Science and research and development
  • Food supply chain (fair dealing, Markets and Authorities, competition, regulation)
  • Food service
  • AHDB
  • Levelling up
  • Education
Event details
Start Date
15 June 2022 at 09:30
End Date
16 June 2022 at 16:15
Location

Hill Barn, Fir Farm, Lower Swell, Gloucestershire

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