The 2017 AFCP Annual Forum
The role of charities in post-Brexit UK food and farming
Wednesday 22nd November, 2017 10.30am – 4pm
University of Hertfordshire, The Oval, College Lane Campus, Hatfield, AL10 9AB
Arrival: coffee and tea
Welcome from Ave Vinick, Director of Development, University of Hertfordshire
Introduction to Forum, Graham Jellis AFCP Chair
This Forum presents AFCP members with an opportunity to collaborate more widely with each other - and industry - to deliver greater value and impact from charitable investments.
Debbie Beaton, AFCP
Debbie Beaton became the new CEO in January 2017. She will look at the role of AFCP, its achievements to date and ambitions to support the most pressing challenges facing UK food and farming, including PhD students and a campaign to attract new talent from the military.
Calum Murray, Innovate UK
Calum Murray provides an overview of the challenges facing the sector post-Brexit, specifically the challenges and opportunities for the sector of Government spending and support.
Jane King, AHDB
The AHDB collects levies totalling more than £60m from UK farmers and processors. AHDB CEO, Jane King outlines how the AHDB is directing this investment to best deliver the professional standards and behaviours required for a resilient and sustainable UK food and farming sector – and where partnerships are needed to accelerate the uptake of new skills and science on farms.
Questions chaired by Graham Jellis
A buffet lunch will be provided with an opportunity to network and view various poster exhibitions
EDUCATING AND INSPIRING NEW TALENT
The afternoon session explores the challenges of public engagement across the age spectrum, education and skills development. The charity sector plays a crucial role in supporting the delivery of all these goals, particularly at a regional and local level.
What are the priorities for attracting young people to the food and farming sector and how do we then ensure that they have the skills, experience and training to meet the needs of an ever-demanding business, technology and science driven sector? Our speakers provide an insight on the work being done to inspire and train young people and deliver the talent and workforce of the future.
Caroline Drummond, LEAF CEO
Peter Redman, AFCP Board Director /Douglas Bomford Trust
Greg Smith, Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association CEO
Higher education and skills development
Leigh Morris, National Land Based College CEO
Professor David Barling, University of Hertfordshire
16.00 CLOSE AND TEA
Optional tour of the new University of Hertfordshire Life Sciences Building
One free delegate for AFCP members and a charge of £50 per head for other delegates
Please contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place and for payment details.