Red Tractor and BASIS add to East of England Conference

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PRESS RELEASE     18th October 2017

 Red Tractor and BASIS add to East of England Conference

Andrew Blenkiron, vice-chairman of Red Tractor, is the latest speaker to be added to the line-up at the forthcoming East of England Farming Conference. BASIS has also announced that advisers and farmers attending the conference will be eligible to collect four BASIS points.

In under a month’s time farmers will get the opportunity to future proof and grow their businesses at this year’s East.

Delegates will be able to collect four BASIS professional registry points for attending the conference hosted by the East of England, whilst

Organised by the East of England Agricultural Society, the 2017 conference, entitled ‘Grow or Go’, takes place on 2nd November at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. The conference speakers will discuss the future of British agriculture, highlight novel farming approaches, and present ideas to encourage resourcefulness in British farming.

Red Tractor’s Andrew Blenkiron will join an impressive speaker line-up, including: NFU deputy president, Minette Batters; Edward Darling of Redlist Revival; Jake Freestone of Overbury Farms; Alec Mercer of Packington Free Range; policy director of the Soil Association, Lord Melchett; Colm McKay of British Sugar; Emily Norton, Farmers Weekly’s Mixed Farmer of the Year 2017 finalist; Matt Sharp of The Rising Sun Farm; Charles Shropshire, managing director of Cambs Farms Growers Ltd, and Jack Stilwell of ‘Get Jack Farming’.

Tickets to the East of England Farming Conference 2017 are available to purchase from the conference website Students and Society members can apply for discounted tickets by contacting the organisers via the website.



Notes to Editors

East of England Agricultural Society is a registered charity which focuses on the promotion and support of agriculture and rural life.

The Society has an active programme for knowledge exchange among farmers and others engaged in the technical side of the agri sector. It recognises that the next generation has to deal with the challenges being set today.

Conference sponsors include: Anglia Farmers, AS Communications, British Sugar, Brown and Co., Camgrain, Chandlers (Farm Equipment), Churchgates Land Family Business, HSBC, Massey Ferguson, Roythornes, Schoeller Allibert, and Syngenta.

 More information

William Haire, East of England Agricultural Society

Tel: 01733 234451, email:

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