See our NFU's National Tenant Farmers' Conference programme

26 March 2024

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The NFU’s National Tenant Farmers’ Conference will take place on 16 April 2024 at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. This year we are focussing on ‘Opportunities for tenants in a new agricultural world’. See our programme.

About the day

Focussing on ‘Opportunities for tenants in a new agricultural world’ the day will be split into four sessions.

Members can watch or listen in to the event at any point between 9:40 and 15:40 to fit in with their day.

For members attending in person

NFU Conference Centre, Agriculture House, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire CV8 2TZ.

Join our virtual sessions

Sign up for our virtual session NFU National Tenants Farmers’ Conference online registration. You’ll need your membership number/email to hand.

You’ll also be able to watch the sessions again online once conference has ended.

#NFUTenants24: get involved on social media

However you are getting involved with the NFU’s National Tenant Farmers’ Conference, make sure you follow the conversation and have your say on social media. 
Whether you're joining from home or have a front row seat, share your views and experiences with fellow farmers and growers online by using the #NFU24 hashtag on your social media platforms, and tagging us in your posts.
We will be posting on Twitter (@NFUTweets) and Instagram (@NFULife), so follow us and make sure you’ve turned your notifications on to stay up to date.


Opportunities for tenants in a new agricultural world

Tuesday 16 April 2024




Welcome: David Exwood, NFU Deputy President (Chair)


Session 1: Farm political and implementation of the government response to the Rock Review update 

The Rt Hon Sir Mark Spencer MP, Minister of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs


Julian Sayers, Chair, Farm Tenancy Forum




Coffee break


Session 2: Institutional landlords 

Panel session:

  • David Exwood, NFU Deputy President (chair)
  • Alastair Martin, FRICS, Secretary and Keeper of the Records of The Duchy of Cornwall
  • Giles Hunt, Land and Estates Director, National Trust
  • Ciara Williams, Principal Rural Asset Manager, Church Commissioners
  • Malcolm Burns, Crown Estate, Head of Rural


Session 3: Technical update

  • Ellie Allwood, Land Agent, Divisional Partner, Brown & Co
  • Julia Hayhurst, Land Agent, Bagshaws




Session 4: Tenant Farmers' Session

Welcome: John Marland, NFU Tenants' Forum chair (chair)

  • John Millington, tenant farmer
  • Marc Jones, tenant farmer
  • Guy Shelby, tenant farmer




Summary: David Exwood, NFU Deputy President