Outlook Conference 2017

 Registration is closed for this event
February 22nd, 2017 10:00 AM  
through   3:30 PM
Ramside Hall Hotel
United Kingdom
Phone: 01223 342495
Event fee includes Lunch (excl. VAT) £ 30.00

Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham DH1 1TD
Wednesday, 22 February 2017


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It is 32 years since the first fledgling steps of the North of England Arable Centre were taken and the first Outlook Conference took place. Wheat averaged 6.3 t/ha, and the price was linked to intervention buying from the European Union. Fast forward 30 years and we are staring at a whole brave new world. Is it opportunity or threat?

What will the next 30 years bring?

This year’s conference is our opportunity to take a look at where we are heading politically, scientifically and economically; a crystal ball for us all to gaze into! The event is open to everyone from across the farming sector, with topics ranging from the politics of farming to the mystery of soil  health.


Sir Peter Kendall, Chairman of Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
Agriculture in the Brexit era

Carl Hankinson, NatWest
The current economic state of the industry.  Where will the Pound go?

Jeremy Cole, Agricole
Where next for the grain market and how to prosper

Dr Elizabeth Stockdale, Newcastle University
Soils – how can we look after them better?

Dr Alastair Leake, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
Intensive farming: good for business and the environment

Patrick Stephenson, NIAB TAG
Direct drilling, drones, robotics, precision farming or
pie in the sky? What will happen in the next ten years?

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