Understanding agriculture’s triple helix – how the consumer, environment and technology will influence the rural economy of the future.
Thursday 9th November at Easton and Otley College, Easton, Norwich NR9 5DX
As a founding partner of Agri-Tech Week, the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association is once again delighted to be hosting this special event aimed at anyone interested in the future of agriculture and the rural economy on either side of the farm gate.
This year our event considers the future influences (economic, financial, geo-political, scientific / technological) on UK agriculture and how Norfolk’s farmers might find ‘their’ way in an increasingly uncertain and complex world. In particular, it asks what role agri-tech has to play, where new developments are coming from and what opportunities the new world offers. In addition, we consider whether we are creating the right skills and talent to cope with the future.
Taken altogether, we ask how we meet the future needs and demands of the consumer, on the one hand, and the rural economy on the other.
The key speaker at this event, delivering the RNAA Leadership Lecture, will be Professor Allan Buckwell, a pre-eminent agricultural economist and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for European Environmental Policy.
In addition, our panel of farmers and agriculturalists will be there to explore the big issues of the day and provide their own views in a discussion and question time, hosted by BBC Farming Today’s, Anna Hill.
Book now to join one of the region’s key agricultural events by using our booking site or by calling the RNAA booking line – 01603 748931.
Further information about the programme can be found at www.agritech-east.co.uk.
Where Easton and Otley College, Easton Campus, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5DX
When Thursday 9 November 2017, registration from 17.00 (event begins at 17.30)
Cost £20 including a hot fork supper, dessert and drinks. Teas/coffees available on arrival. Parking is free of charge. Concessions are available – see website for details.