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.

10.15        Coffee

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)

13.00        Lunch

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].