The National Farm Management Conference is back for another year with an exciting new theme focused on the future of farm management.
The conference, titled ‘Agriculture 2028 – Transition to Life Beyond Direct Payments’, welcomes both members and non-members of the Institute of Agricultural Management (IAgrM) and will take place in London at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center on November 16, 2021.
Commenting on the conference, Carl Atkin, IAgrM Vice President, said: âAfter more than 20 years of direct payments ending in the near future, we felt the industry needed to think about what’s next.
âThere is a lot of talk about the changes to come, however, we want to move the debate forward, what it will look like next, exploring the skills, competencies and issues that those working in farm management need to be. aware of their farms.
âAs a result, we’ve created an impressive roster of key industry speakers, including those who have the basics in the field and are already putting these practices in place on the farm. “
Nicholas Saphir, President of the AHDB, will open the sessions by setting the scene for where the industry is likely to be over the next 10 years and highlighting skill and knowledge gaps.
This will be followed by a series of debates and roundtables that will delve into these potential gaps, exploring a range of topics including trade and competitiveness, farm management skills, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Mr Atkin says it comes at the right time, after 18 months without contact with his peers. “This event is not only for interesting and informative speakers, but also gives attendees the opportunity to network with their peers and learn from each other.”