We are delighted to be sponsoring a key date in the annual farming calendar, the Lincolnshire Farming Conference features talks from a number of captivating speakers, case studies, and one to one sessions with industry experts. This years title and theme is Future Farming Opportunities: Biodiversity & Carbon.
As direct payments to farmers reduce and, nature markets emerge, what are the opportunities for all farmers? The Lincolnshire Farming Conference 2024 brings together a selection of speakers to highlight some of the current environmental opportunities for the rural sector. Businesses will need to ensure they build resilience for future sustainability. Whatever the political party, the direction of travel is clear and focuses on looking to achieve the environmental targets that have been set, alongside the additional land uses of maintaining food and energy production and development.
The event will commence with topical workshops hosted by the sponsors, followed by a full conference programme. There will also be a number of exhibitors for delegates to visit and network with.
BASIS and NRoSO points are available for attending the conference.
Future Farming Opportunities: Biodiversity & Carbon.
8:30am: Exhibition and workshop sessions begin.
- SHAKESPEARE MARTINEAU, STREETS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS AND, BROWN & CO & JH WALTER - “BNG, CARBON, VOLUNTARY BIODIVERSITY MARKETS – WHAT ON EARTH DOES THIS MEAN FOR ME, I JUST WANT TO FARM!”
This workshop aims to interrogate the many different opportunities which lay ahead for the farming sector, Biodiversity Net Gain, Carbon Net Zero and what we increasingly hear of the term Nature Positive. For the farming community, there’s countless paths to take, let us try and help you add some knowledge to these terms and allow you to better understand how your farming business can benefit from these emerging new markets. Our Tax Partner Michael Ball will take part in this workshop.
- ANGLIAN WATER & THE UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN - “PRACTICAL STEPS TO BUILDING FARM RESILIENCE.”
9.30am: Opening remarks, Chair – Kelly Hewson- Fisher
9.45am: Michael Kavanagh, Green Farm Collective, "Adding value to regenerative farms through carbon, biodiversity and premium produce sales"
10.05am: Liz Bowles, CEO Carbon Cutting Toolkit, “Getting to grips with carbon"
10.25am: Panel Session (with previous speakers)
10.45am: COFFEE BREAK
11.15am: Neil Fuller, Sustainable Landscapes, "Climate Smart Farming – Future food solutions that do not cost the Earth"
11.45am: Janet Hughes, DEFRA, "Environmental Land, Management Schemes: Opportunities for Farmers"
12.15pm: Panel Session (with previous speakers)
1.45pm: James Brown, Polybell Farm – The Lapwing Estate, "Cultivating Change: Rethinking farmed peatlands"
2:15pm: Keynote Speaker, David Webster, CEO LEAF
3:00pm Closing remarks