Cereals event© Tim Scrivener

Tickets have gone on sale for Cereals 2015, which is being held in mid-June at Boothby Graffoe in Lincolnshire.

Buying tickets online in advance means farmers can avoid queuing at entrances, said event director Jon Day of Haymarket Exhibitions.

With more than 500 exhibitors expected on 10-11 June, farmers will be able to see the newly recommeded varieties for the first time in the crop plots, as well as new technology and advice.

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“There are also plenty of opportunities to catch up with the latest economic trends and political thinking,” said Mr Day.

Allan Wilkinson, head of agriculture at principal sponsor HSBC, said Cereals 2015 will be as much about the detail as the big picture.

“The debates will include an up-to-the minute look at the latest developments in the Basic Payment Scheme process and other key topics.

“At the same time, by the second week of June we will be some five weeks into a new government, and the new ministerial team will get its first outing infront of the sector.”

The technical seminars return, but in a new format, featuring a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute question and answer session. This will allow visitors to hear about and discuss the latest topics, while leaving more time to take in trade stands and other event features, explained Mr Day.

Tickets are available on the Cereals 2015 website and cost £24 for adults and £20 for students, including VAT. E-tickets can be printed out at home and brought on the day to be scanned at the entrance. Group discounts are available for advance bookings.