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Farm attractions; scope for growth

18 January 2002

2002 NATIONALFARMATTRACTIONSNETWORKCONFERENCE

Farm attractions; scope for growth

Farmers who had expanded their businesses by inviting the

paying public on to their farms were hard hit by foot-and-

mouth in 2001. But theres still growth potential in this

sector of the market. This years NFAN conference

Adding Value – Positive Action is open to anyone

interested in this type of diversification

When Wed, Feb 6.

Where Lloyds TSB Pavilion, Avenue H, off 10th Street,

National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh, Warks.

Time 9am for registration and coffee.

Cost £38 for NFAN members, £45 for non-members.

Details 01536-513397

Programme

9.30am Welcome and introduction

9.40am Keynote speaker – Alun Michael MP, minister for rural

affairs, DEFRA

10am Grant aid for farm attractions (planning and capital

investment) – Norman Thorp, DEFRA and Barry Davies,

Davies & Co

10.40am Life after farmers markets. How farm attractions can

benefit – Steve Dawkes, Snitterfield Fruit Farm

11.20am Linking product to the marketplace – Brian Ilbery,

Coventry University

11.40am How to finance the change, a bank managers view – Phil

Barker, Lloyds TSB Agriculture

12 noon Employment of staff, your biggest asset, your greatest

cost – Morag Matthews, Moore Stephens

12.20pm Open forum.

2pm Adding non-domestic animals to your attraction, the

benefits and pitfalls – Nicholas Jackson, chairman of the

Federation of Zoos

2.20pm Farm or zoo? The debate – Dawn Laycock, Critters Farm

2.40pm Farmer Giles Farmstead, my first three years! – Tony

Deane

3pm Catering for the disabled visitor – chairman of the Heart of England Tourist Board.

3.25pm Open forum

Alternative afternoon programme

2pm-3.45pm Farms for Schools/NFAN workshops.

These three free workshops, which take place at the nearby Barclays Pavilion, are aimed at those involved with (or with a particular interest in) school visits to their farm/attraction. Details from 01536-513397.


2002 NFAN Conference: Adding Value – Positive Action

Name(s)……………………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………………………………………

Address……………………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………………………………………

……………………………………………………….. Postcode……………………….

Tel………………………………………….. Fax……………………………………….

Email……………………………………………………………………………………….

I/we would like to attend the 2002 NFAN conference

I/we enclose a cheque totalling £………………… for ………….. tickets.

Prices are £38/person for NFAN members and £45/person for non-members.

Make cheques payable to NFAN and send with this form to: Barry Davies, NFAN, Victoria House, 31-33 Victoria Street, Kettering, Northants NN16 0BU.

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Farm attractions; scope for growth

18 January 2002

Farm attractions; scope for growth

Farmers who had expanded their businesses by inviting

the paying public on to their farms were hard hit by

foot-and-mouth in 2001. But theres still growth potential

in this sector of the market. This years NFAN conference

Adding Value – Positive Action is open to anyone

interested in this type of diversification

When Wed, Feb 6.

Where Lloyds TSB Pavilion, Avenue H, off 10th Street,

National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh, Warks.

Time 9am for registration and coffee.

Cost £38 for NFAN members, £45 for non-members.

Details 01536-513397

9.30am Welcome and introduction

9.40am Keynote speaker – Alun Michael MP, minister for rural

affairs, DEFRA

10am Grant aid for farm attractions (planning and capital

investment) – Norman Thorp, DEFRA and Barry Davies,

Davies & Co

10.40am Life after farmers markets. How farm attractions can

benefit – Steve Dawkes, Snitterfield Fruit Farm

11.20am Linking product to the marketplace – Brian Ilbery,

Coventry University

11.40am How to finance the change, a bank managers view – Phil

Barker, Lloyds TSB Agriculture

12 noon Employment of staff, your biggest asset, your greatest

cost – Morag Matthews, Moore Stephens

12.20pm Open forum.

2pm Adding non-domestic animals to your attraction, the

benefits and pitfalls – Nicholas Jackson, chairman of the

Federation of Zoos

2.20pm Farm or zoo? The debate – Dawn Laycock, Critters Farm

2.40pm Farmer Giles Farmstead, my first three years! – Tony

Deane

3pm Catering for the disabled visitor – chairman of the Heart of England Tourist Board.

3.25pm Open forum

Alternative afternoon programme

2pm-3.45pm Farms for Schools/NFAN workshops.

These three free workshops, which take place at the nearby Barclays Pavilion, are aimed at those involved with (or with a particular interest in) school visits to their farm/attraction. Details from 01536-513397.

2002 NFAN Conference: Adding Value – Positive Action

Name(s)……………………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………………………………………

Address……………………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………………………………………

……………………………………………………….. Postcode……………………….

Tel………………………………………….. Fax……………………………………….

Email……………………………………………………………………………………….

I/we would like to attend the 2002 NFAN conference

I/we enclose a cheque totalling £………………… for ………….. tickets.

Prices are £38/person for NFAN members and £45/person for non-members.

Make cheques payable to NFAN and send with this form to: Barry Davies, NFAN, Victoria House, 31-33 Victoria Street, Kettering, Northants NN16 0BU.

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