AFCP Annual Forum 2019
'Education - the essential farming and food chain input'.
to be held at East of England Showground on 5 November 2019
Education in farming and food production is vital for the future of the industry. The AFCP 2019 Forum provides the opportunity to learn about, and discuss, the subject – from giving children an understanding of where our food comes from to inspiring exciting new research into producing more food in ways that will also benefit our planet.
Many of our member charities fund this work and this Forum allows us all to learn more both from the speakers and from each other, and to strengthen collaborations.
AFCP and the East of England Agricultural Society are jointly organising this event which will be chaired by Rt Revd Stephen Conway, the Bishop of Ely.
10.45 Welcome Rt Revd Stephen Conway
(Leads on education for Lords Spiritual, President, EEAS, and Patron, Marshal Papworth Trust.)
11.00 Chris Knight Education, charities and the law
(Charity and Public School Partner, Hewitsons)
11.30 Paul Tate Kids Country, a primary school initiative
(Co-Founder, Kids Country)
12.00 Sophie Antonelli Social Farms and Gardens: 40 years of Growing Communities
(Business Development and Gardens Sanctuary, Social Farms and Gardens)
12.30 Carl Edwards Engaging with future generations
(Director, Education and Public Engagement, LEAF Education)
13.45 Sharon Green Innovation and Skills development in the agrifood sector
(Deputy Head, National Centre for Food Manufacturing, University of Lincoln)
14.15 Joanna Wolsterholme The University of Cambridge crop science ecosystem
(CambPlants Hub Coordinator, University of Cambridge )
14.45 Speaker tbc UK- based training for overseas students - the work of the Marshal Papworth Fund
15.15 Speaker tbc The role of an agricultural society as a 21st century charity
15.30 Chairman's closing remarks
15.35 AFCP Annual General Meeting
AFCP Member organisations are entitled to one free delegate, and there is a small £30 charge to cover catering costs for other delegates.
Please register for this event by contacting [email protected].