NFU Tenant Farmers’ Conference on the horizon
NewsTuesday 29 October 2013
The tenant farmers of Great Britain are being urged to make sure that they don’t miss out as the sector comes under the spotlight next month at a national conference organised by the NFU.
The NFU Tenant Farmers’ Conference 2013 takes place at the Pavilions of Harrogate on the Yorkshire Showground, on November 7th. It will focus on national issues as well as opportunities to invest and grow businesses.
The conference, which is titled ‘The Realities of Delivering a Prosperous Future for Tenants’ has attracted some leading figures from within the industry. These figures include newly appointed Defra Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, George Eustice, who will speak alongside NFU President Peter Kendall.
The conference will focus on government strategy for the tenanted sector, including the implementation of CAP.
Adam Quinney, the NFU Vice President, is chairing the conference and he said that the calibre of the speakers attending, underlined the crucial role that the sector plays in the farming industry, and the value tenant NFU members have to the organisation.
“The tenanted sector is an important, dynamic and productive part of British agriculture, and we are delighted to have experts from across the industry present to share their considerable expertise in tenant issues,” he said.
“The NFU represents thousands of tenant farmers and is deeply committed to the sector, offering an unrivalled level of service to its members. This conference will try and help shape the future of the tenanted sector – one that is a vital driver for growth in productive agriculture in the years ahead.”
Other speakers at the conference will include Hugh Fell from George F White, James O’Brien from Brown & Co and Alick Jones from Lloyds, who will take part in a technical forum addressing challenges including farm business tenancies, rent arbitrations and overcoming hurdles to secure finance.