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Loughborough University (off Ashby Road)

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An interactive day is planned with many opportunities for group discussion to help alumni for the future challenges of UK agri-businesses

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		2021 WCFA Learning Extension Day - embracing a sustainable future image

The Worshipful Company of Farmers Alumni Association (WCFA) Committee have developed the 2021Learning Extension Day to be held on Wednesday 8th December at Burleigh Court Conference Centre, Loughborough University, and we are delighted to announce once again Syngenta is the headline event partner for our day.

The purpose of the Alumni Learning Extension Day (LED) is to:

- offer an opportunity to alumni of WCF courses to continue to expand their knowledge of modern business management techniques

- provide further opportunities for alumni to think beyond their day to day agricultural business activities for the long-term benefit of themselves and their businesses

- aid alumni networking across all WCF courses and years

- provide access to mentoring and support for those seeking help with specific business and/or leadership challenges

An interactive day with many opportunities for group discussion, the LED is being developed to stretch your minds and continue to help advance alumni to meet the future challenges of UK agri-businesses and turn as many of those as possible to opportunities.

2021 Programme

The day will start at 09:00am with registration from 08:15am.

Dr David Hughes, Emeritus Professor for Food Marketing at Imperial College will open the day with a session looking at the challenges and opportunities we face. Following that much of the day is broken into facilitated working groups considering three main topic areas:

Skills for succession - David Buck of Eden Search & Select. Session kindly partnered with Eden Search & Select

Making sense of Data - Paul Rous of Yara International. Session kindly partnered with Oxbury Bank plc

Organising ourselves to deliver public goods to private buyers - Julie Robinson of Roythornes. Session kindly partnered with Roythornes

A debate will take place on Neither conventional intensive farming nor organic farming hold the answer to sustainable agriculture during the final session with the following panellists: Caroline Drummond, LEAF; Mark Hall, Syngenta; Russell Carrington, Knepp Regenerative Farms; Carl Atkin, Terravost.

The day will close at 18:15.

For those participants wishing to continue the discussion and networking, an optional drinks reception and a 3-course dinner* will be held in the evening. Our dinner speaker is Matt Naylor of Naylor Flowers and 2004 ACABM alumnus. Pre-dinner drinks kindly sponsored by Nufarm & the wines with the meal kindly sponsored by Farmacy plc

This 2021 LED will be open to WCFA members and, from 1st September, guests of alumni members. Numbers for this event are limited and will be allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

* = please advise Duncan directly of any dietary requirements you have via duncan@farmerslivery.org.uk

** = Please book your accommodation at Loughborough: £90.00 for single and £115.00 for double (B&B basis). Dinner is also available on Tuesday for those who arrive before the LED.  Hotel accommodation can be reserved by contacting the Burleigh Court team on 01509 633086 or info@welcometoimago.com quoting the reference number #4063692. 


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The network for the alumni of Worshipful Company of Farmers’ courses to facilitate the continued development, training & progress of each member.

 

 

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