UK: Cereals 2013 hots up political debate

NFU president Peter Kendall

NFU president Peter Kendall - Credit: Archant

Political, business and technical issues that affect the UK’s arable sector will be given an expert airing at this year’s Cereals Event, which takes on Wednesday and Thursday at Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire.

The Arable Conference at Cereals, in partnership with the Oxford Farming Conference, will return for the fourth year. Principal sponsor HSBC will be hosting a series of open forums, including one with Agriculture Minister David Heath and National Farmers’ Union president Peter Kendall.

Cereals 2013 also includes, for the first time, a series of technical seminars. The first session on Wednesday will investigate whether EU red tape is strangling UK agri-science.

Tickets for Cereals 2013 cost £23 each (£19 for students). Visitors can choose either a printed ticket or a new e-ticket, which can either be printed off or kept on a smart phone or tablet ready to be scanned at the event entrance.

Visitor registration will remain open up to and through the first day of Cereals, reducing the need to queue at the box office. Visitors can also buy their ticket on the day.

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