Suffolk Agricultural Association’s 2013 conference has fightback theme

SUFFOLK Agricultural Association’s 2013 Agricultural Conference “Creating the resilient farm business” takes place at Trinity Park on February 26.

It will focus on combating outside factors such as increasing price volatility in agricultural commodities and farm inputs.

The event, sponsored by farmer co-op AtlasFram Group and law firm Mills & Reeve, will be chaired by farmer James Forrest. Speakers include Suffolk farmers Tom Herring and Richard Symes, AtlasFram business manager Ashley Gilman, ADM Direct head of procurement Stuart Carpenter and Lincolnshire farm Andre Ward.

Tickets can be booked at www.suffolkshow.co.uk/springconference2013.

Senior Steward David Barker said: “Agriculture has moved from being a relatively local, predictable business to one that is truly global. Future success will depend on creating resilient farming businesses which can withstand the challenges ahead. The Suffolk Agricultural Association’s 2013 Agricultural Conference will highlight how that can be achieved.”