2021 WCFA Learning Extension Day - 8th December

by Duncan Couper *LED*

Posted on Sat, Dec 18, 2021 9:48 AM

2021 WCFA Learning Extension Day - 8th December

100 WCFA members and guests registered at the new venue for our annual day together for continued learning for the alumni of the education courses of the Farmers' Company.

Our day started with the key-note presentation by Professor David Hughes. The presentation had a huge positive feedback by attendees and set the tone for the day. The three streams then commenced to run three times during the day:

"Making sense of data" - Paul Rous, Yara International

"Skills for succession" - David Buck, Eden Search & Select - supported by Andrew Richardson of BATA

"Organising ourselves to deliver public goods to private buyers" - Julie Robinson, Roythornes

During the afternoon a panel debate took place on "Neither conventional intensive farming nor organic farming holds the answer to sustainable agriculture" with the following: Carl Atkin, Terravost; Russ Carrington, Knepp Estate; Caroline Drummond MBE, LEAF and Mark Hall, Syngenta UK Limited.

After the education update and closing remarks a dinner took place in the evening with our after-dinner speaker Matt Naylor of Naylor Flowers.

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