How do you budget for the future when prices of inputs and outputs can double or halve in just a few months?

This is just one of the questions being tackled at this year’s Sentry Conference in Cambridgeshire on 4 February.

International speakers whose experience of food production extends around the world will tackle the issues. Scientists with a clear understanding of climatic implications, potential production possibilities, and the growing demand for futuristic uses of farm crops in industry will share their experience. And one of the top people in UK food retailing will assess future availability of adequate supplies.

The conference is already a key date in the diary for many farmers and professional advisers, who benefit from networking opportunities and the challenging and lively discussion.

This intensive one-day conference should not be missed by anyone wishing to clarify their own perceptions of the future. Those fortunate enough to be there will return home with an enlightened view of a complex situation.

What?
The Sentry Conference 2009

When?
Wednesday 4 February 2009. 09:15-16:15

Where?
Chilford Hall, Linton, Cambridgeshire

How much?
£85+VAT. Fee includes coffee, lunch and tea. VAT receipts will be provided to all delegates. Unfortunately, Sentry is unable to accept credit card bookings.

Booking/ more information
See Farmers Weekly 19 December 2008 for a booking form. Alternatively booking information and contact details can be found on the Sentry website.

Speakers:
• Professor Sir David King – director of the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at the University of Oxford
• Professor Diana Bowles – University of York Established chair of Biochemistry. Founded the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products
• Mike Coupe – trading director of Sainsbury’s.
• Ian Monks – head of Bidwells’ land & business division, specialising in strategic planning and estate reorganisation
• Carl Atkin – head of Bidwells’ farm business consultancy team and the firm’s principle agribusiness research analyst
• Henning Rabe – Claas Group head of corporate and global brand management
• Jack Wilkinson – a farmer from Northern Ontario in Canada, who has just retired as president of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers

Click here for a full conference programme

Sponsors
SentryEast of England Development Agency Birketts SolicitorsBarclaysBayer CropScienceFarmers Weekly