NFU: Conference 2007 is a sell-out

by 5m Editor
21 February 2007, at 11:27am

UK - This year’s NFU Annual Conference has sold out with more than 800 delegates expected to pack into the Birmingham Metropole Hotel on February 26 and 27.

The conference will have its eyes fixed firmly on the future of farming, in the context of climate change, rapidly rising world demand for food and bio-energy and all of the other factors which are coming together to create both threats and opportunities for the coming generation of Britain’s farmers and growers.

NFU President Peter Kendall will be joined on the platform by a wealth of key speakers including EU Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel, Defra Secretary of State David Miliband, J Sainsbury chief executive Justin King, Waitrose managing director Steven Esom and Lord Rooker, Minister for Sustainable Farming and Food.

And with a record number of young farmers expected to attend the event this year the National Federation of Young Farmers will be joining forces with the NFU to stage a fringe meeting which will address specifically the needs and aspirations of young people coming into the industry, and how to attract more of them.

Peter Kendall said: “This year’s conference promises to be an inspirational couple of days, with the focus firmly on what I hope and believe can be a bright future for British farming. To bring that to fruition we need to engage with the young people involved in our industry and encourage them to find new and innovative ways of taking it forward into the 21st century.

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