The Jersey Farming Conference – Farming Matters
There is no denying that it’s still an extremely challenging time for farmers. Farming is not an easy task, as the consequences of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, climate change bringing droughts and flooding, and new obligations are all having a growing impact on farmers’ work and incomes.
Increases in the minimum wage means that rising labour costs are adding a further significant burden with many farmers having to think hard about their future in the industry. Government must work together with the men and women in farming to tackle these challenges.
Food security, in harmony with nature, remains an essential task – producing healthy food is the foundation of agricultural policy. Many farmers are already working towards a more sustainable form of agriculture. That is the only way to secure the supply of food for the future.
This year’s conference, more than ever, is the time to bring together the farming industry and government to find out how they see that future looking and to discuss how much farming really matters to the island.
For the full list of speakers and the programme please go to www.jerseyfarmingconference.com/.
The conference is open to all businesses and individuals who have an interest in the rural economy and we look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Sustainable Travel Plan:
La Mare Wine Estate is served by bus routes 7 or 28 from Liberation Station.
If you would like to join a WhatsApp group for car share to reduce the carbon footprint of the event please e-mail John Garton.
How many NRoSO and BASIS points can I earn by attending?
We hope that this event will again be recognised by NRoSO (National Register of Sprayer Operators), so that relevant delegates will receive CPD Point. And we hope that it will also again be recognised by BASIS, relevant delegates will receive CPD points.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please e-mail John Garton.