24 Feb 2021
DEFRA to discuss future environmental farm policy at the show
Defra and other Industry heavyweight speakers will debate the Agricultural Transition Plan and the future of renewable energy on UK farms in the keynote conference session at Low Carbon Agriculture Show Online this March. The keynote presentations will cover insights from industry leaders on the journey to a sustainable agricultural sector. Discussing the Agricultural Transition Plan is Stephen Ayres, Programme and Policy Strategy Team – Future Farming and Countryside Programme, Defra. Outlining the transformation of UK’s energy system and the role of onshore renewables, is Joe Penrose, senior policy advisor, onshore wind and solar, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). And looking at the renewable energy opportunities for farmers is Jon Swain, technical director at NFU Energy. The keynote conference session will take place on Tuesday 9 March at 09:30 am and is chaired by Dr Jonathan Scurlock, chief advisor – renewable energy and climate change, at the National Farmers Union (NFU), a long-standing supporter of the event. “The NFU strongly supports the Low Carbon Agriculture Show Online. The event has always been a trailblazer, and its focus on low carbon agriculture, natural capital enhancement and agri-tech is very much in tune with current policy, at a key time of change in agriculture." The online event, held in association with the NFU, will run over two days on 9 and 10 March 2021, and includes over 30 multi-streamed conference speakers, an exhibition, networking opportunities, and four key areas of focus: Energy Now Expo, Environmental Business Expo, Low Emission Vehicles Expo and Farm Technology Expo. Low Carbon Agriculture Show has extensively analysed different formats, gaining feedback from farmers who have attended online conferences, to create a digital event which delivers. The event is free for farmers landowners and related agri/rural business owners. All registrations will be verified and all other attendees will be required to pay £99 plus VAT to gain access to the online content. Registration is online: https://lowcarbonagricultureshow.co.uk/register/.