Bishop Burton College to host 8th annual Agrii farming conference

Company News

January 3, 2017

Bishop Burton College to host 8th annual Agrii farming conference

PowerPoint PresentationFarmers and growers from across the North of England are being urged to attend the 8th annual Agrii Conference, which will be held at Bishop Burton College on Thursday 16th February 2017.

The event, which will be hosted by the College in its Olympic-standard equine arena, will feature keynote speakers Guy Smith, farmer/FW columnist/Vice President NFU, Colin Lloyd, Head of Agronomy at Agrii, Steve Corbett, Trials Manager at Agrii and Peter Cartwright, farm manager of Revesby Estate in Lincolnshire. Seminars will be chaired by David Downie, CEO of Agrii, with a welcome from Bishop Burton Principal Jeanette Dawson OBE.

College Chief Executive and Principal Jeanette Dawson OBE, believes the event is a must for all growers in the region who are keen to ensure their businesses are healthy enough to meet the challenges of climate change, sustainability and unpredictable market forces.

She said: “The event is offering a seminar programme of speakers who will give delegates a real insight into how business leaders like Agrii are preparing for the challenges facing the industry in this post Brexit period”.

Visitors can expect to hear about how research and development can deliver tangible benefits and how they can maximize their crop yields together with getting advice from top industry specialists. Some of the subjects to be covered will include Blackgrass, Catch/Break crops, with clear pointers on their relative values and an up to date NFU view on Brexit discussions with the Government which will be critical to all farmers. This year’s seminars are designed to generate lively debate and provide plenty of new ideas for attendees to think about. Managing high output crops with the pressure on gross margins will also be considered and will no doubt provoke audience reaction. In addition, the seminars will also explain the importance of having a dedicated R&D focused support team that delivers solutions through Agrii regional agronomists.

Alongside the keynote speakers, delegates will be able to browse over 50 displays and exhibition stands including machinery manufacturers, technology providers, plant breeders, SoilQuest precision agronomy, and agchem and fertiliser manufacturers.

“I think anyone who is growing food in the Yorkshire and Humber region should come along to the event,” said Agrii’s John Moore. “It’s quickly becoming one of the most important fixtures on the farming calendar and they are certainly going to be educated and entertained in equal measure.”

If you would like to attend the Agrii Annual Conference 2017 please contact Lorraine Christie at Agrii on 01738 646713 or email: