13th & 14th June 2018  |  Chrishall Grange, Duxford, Cambridgeshire  Tickets

Cereals: The Arable Event

Topical debates at Cereals

JOIN US FOR DEBATES HEADLINED BY INDUSTRY-LEADING FARMERS, SCIENTISTS, GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES, POLICYMAKERS, AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS.

Cereals 2017 DebateCereals Controversial features debates and panel sessions aimed at sharing the latest research, understanding, and arguments.

This series of stimulating debates will be held in a dedicated marquee on site. Visitors will have the opportunity to hear from a number of thought leaders who will be sharing their different opinions on some of the challenges affecting the arable industry.  

For details on this year's timetable, please see below.

Wednesday 13th June

 Time   Topic
  09:30

Fit for the Future: the debate

Politicians and Industry experts will discuss what the future of the supply chain will look like with no subsidies.

Hosted by Content Partner AHDB

  11:00

How resilient is your business?

Experts discuss ways of making farming businesses more resilient in the face of uncertainty.

13:00

The crops of the future

With a changing climate and changing subsidy landscape – should we be looking to grow a more diverse range of crops? What insights do we have on what consumers want?

14:30

 The farm labour dilemma: what’s the future?

Encouraging new entrants, training and investment, changing the image of arable farming.

 

Thursday 14th June

Time  Topic
 10:30

 Fit for the Future: Survival of the Fittest

Panel discussion around increasing farm business productivity and benchmarking to measure success.

12:00

Publically reducing our impact

Farming is in the spotlight. How should farmers demonstrate their environmental and socially responsible activities to a wider public? (public money for the public good)

14:00

  A farm without machinery?

With increasing costs of owning and running large machinery – debate on alternative options, inc. machinery sharing, contracting, hire, finance, the impact of AI and how we can run tractors more efficiently

 

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