Conference is firm fixture on the farming calendar

ORGANISERS of the recent Northern Farming Conference believe it has become a firm fixture on the farming calendar after only two years.

Attracting a high profile line-up of speakers, including Agriculture Minister Jim Paice, the Presidents of the Country Land and Business Association and National Farmers’ Union and the Chairman of Natural England as well as farmers and agricultural businesses, the event attracted almost 300 delegates from across the region.

Robin Earle, of Strutt & Parker’s Morpeth office, ran much of the organisation of the conference, which took place in Sedgefield, County Durham.

He said: “I am delighted that so many people chose to come to the conference and that there was such a buzz about the event. This has made the conference a forum which politicians and those in the industry choose to make their announcements and that is due to the support that the Northern farming community has shown.

“I am also very grateful that the other speakers, particularly the inspirational Nelless brothers, were able to interpret what many of the forward thinking ideas meant to those farming in the north.”

Event Chairman Harry Chrisp, a farmer and solicitor at Gibson & Co solicitors, was thrilled with the way the conference ran.

He added: “As a working farmer I found so much that I could take away from the day and use to improve my own farm business.”