Events

Who are we?

Creative Solutions is a Farmers Weekly service providing bespoke marketing solutions for our advertisers while producing exclusive, informative and inspirational content for our readers. As the market leader in agricultural media we use our award-winning journalists and design team to create compelling stories and campaigns that challenge the status quo and inspire our readers and customers to think differently about the way they do business. Over the last few years the Creative Solutions team have worked with leading food and agricultural businesses to promote best practice across the industry, reward excellence and tackle key industry issues with powerful communications. We work across all of Farmers Weekly’s platforms to deliver fully integrated bespoke marketing campaigns targeted at the agricultural community. This includes the support of our editorial, research, sales and marketing teams across print, web, film, social media, research, e-newsletters and face to face.
The Farmers Weekly brand reaches 97% of those who work in agriculture meaning there’s nowhere better to get your message across

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Reaching those who work in agriculture (Agridata 2015 200+ ha crops & grass)

Our far-reaching brand

The Farmers Weekly brand reaches 97% of those who work in agriculture meaning there’s nowhere better to get your message across. Whether it’s an event to encourage new entrants into farming, a campaign to stamp out sheep lameness or a research project to get positive coverage of farming in the national press, we aim to produce compelling content that helps our audience be prepared for the future while also allowing a commercial organisation to position itself as a leader on a particular subject area.

Events allow you to:

  • Build brand awareness and thought leadership
  • Get our audience talking about your business
  • Work with other companies to expand your reach
  • Inspire audiences with your message
  • Show your support for the industry

Last year’s Ag Careers Live

Last year we ran our first Ag Careers Live in the Ricoh Arena. The event allowed students and young professionals interested in working in agriculture to talk to some of the biggest agriculture companies. We had over 1200 people turn up to the event, giving them the opportunity to speak directly to employers and their employees, attend various seminars led by inspiring speakers and even improve their CV on the day at the CV Clinic.

 

This year’s event schedule

Farmers Weekly Awards – 5 October 2017
The awards recognise innovation and achievement amongst our readers; they are farmers, farm managers and contractors.  Farming is not an easy profession where the financial rewards are difficult to achieve and the hours are long.  The value that the public place on farmers in providing homegrown food, energy and an attractive landscape is only just emerging.
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Ag Careers Live – 2 November 2017
Ag Careers Live gives visitors the opportunity to speak directly to employers and their employees to compare a number of organisations directly.  It allows attendees to gather information to plan their future career, find out what recruiters look for in ideal candidates, what it would be like to work for them as well as what training and career progression they can offer.
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Soils in Practice – 8 November 2017
Soils in Practice is a one day conference to give arable farmers and organisations to have a space to discuss improving yields, cutting costs and reducing environmental damage.
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Poultry Health Management – 23 November 2017
Poultry Health Management is a one day conference on poultry disease and how to manage it. The conference includes a full day of key speakers discussing leading topics, exhibition focused on innovative products and networking lunch.
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Trees on Farm – 23 November 2017
Trees on Farm is a one day event on farm that includes discussions, workshops and tour to teach key farmers the opportunities given when adding trees to their farming business and raising its value.
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Agrimarketing Summit – 5 December 2017
Agrimarketing Summit is a one-day event featuring key industry leakers presenting case studies, key notes and talks on how to market to potential customers with valuable and relevant content for the great opportunity to develop your agrimarketing skills.
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Farm Succession Planning – 7 December 2017
Farm Succession Planning is a one day conference to allow farmers an open platform to discuss the difficult topic of succession and to encourage these conversations to happen earlier.
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Farmers Apprentice 2018
Farmers Apprentice is Farmers Weekly’s response to the challenge of recruiting the brightest and the best into agriculture. The ten finalists are put through a series of tough agricultural challenges providing a platform from which people from all walks of life can get a foot on the farming ladder.
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Arable Horizons – January – July 2018
Arable Horizons is a series of five expert led talks examining some of the most exciting and innovative research fields that are set to revolutionise UK agriculture over the next two decades.
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Rethinking Cattle Performance – February – March 2018
Rethinking Cattle Performance presents a series of best practice workshops looking at improving cattle management and performance throughout the whole life cycle of the animal.  Each workshop covers a leading a topic to give expert cattle-rearing advice and guidance on building design, environment, nutrition, disease and productivity.
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Rising Stars – May 2018
Rising Stars aims to recognise and promote the talents of the next generation of farmers and agricultural professionals. This project aims to inspire young people from outside food and farming to consider this vibrant and fast-moving industry as a potential career choice. Ten Rising Stars are chosen to be featured in Farmers Weekly representing those who are working to inspire others and improve the industry.
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Business Clinic
Farmers Weekly Business Clinic is a one-day event to provide a platform for experts to answer farmer questions on key topics and issues.
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Question Time
Question Time is a one-day event to give a face-to-face meeting with farmers and experts to debate key issues in the industry as well as a key networking opportunity.
Who we work with
Syngenta: Delivering a series of talks about the future of farming and what farmers can do to prepare for it.
Bayer CropScience: Following up their support for getting young people into farming through Brightcrop by sponsoring Farmers Apprentice.
Marks & Spencer: Partnered Farmers Weekly in two of its flagship animal health campaigns to reduce youngstock losses in the cattle industry and stamp out lameness in sheep.
Anglia Farmers: Following up their support for getting young people into farming through Edge Apprenticeships by sponsoring Farmers Apprentice.
Tesco, Fertile Minds: a brand new one day event for 150 young farmer entrepreneurs to provide them with the inspiration and practical advice to build new enterprises.
The Co-operative: Keen to drive the agenda on more apprenticeships and entrepreneurialism in agriculture The Co-operative came onboard to back the 2014 Farmers Apprentice.
McDonalds, Farmers Apprentice: a six month multi-media campaign to inspire fresh talent into UK agriculture.
E.ON: Farm energy use and saving
I have been a reader of Farmers Weekly for over 30 years and consider it to be the number 1 source for current agricultural news. Ian Pell