19 November 1999

GRAINANDITJOINUP FORSHOWCASE

Grain 99 and Farm IT – two key technical events staged side-by-side at the NAC, Stoneleigh Park – make a compelling double bill for farmers. Both are free and combine trade and technical exhibits with a seminar programme to offer an informative business day out.

Grain 99 is now recognised as the only event of its kind in Europe and farmers looking for a way through the marketing maze caused by Agenda 2000, coupled with GATT and CAP reforms, need look no further than the events seminar programme.

With over 80 companies and organisations, all leaders in the field of post-harvest technology, the event is a focus on the most efficient and cost-effective systems for handling, cleaning, drying and storing grain.

Farm IT features all aspects of information technology in a mix of exhibits covering everything from the basics to the most sophisticated IT systems developed for the agricultural industry.

New this year is an advice clinic demonstrating how computers, the internet, networks, e-mail and the millennium bug can all affect farm business.

Running the Farm IT event alongside Grain 99 enables us to provide a unique blend of post-harvest arable messages and information technology for arable, dairy and other livestock enterprises.

We look forward to seeing you there.

GRAIN 99

Time: Wed 9am-5pm; Thur 9am-4pm.

Admission: Free to all visitors, as is parking and a copy of the official catalogue.

Organisers: Royal Agricultural Society of England in

association with farmers weekly.

FARM-IT

Where: National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Warks.

Time: Wed 9am-5pm; Thur 9am- 4pm.

Admission: Free to all visitors, as is parking and a copy of the official catalogue.

Organisers: Royal Agricultural Society of England in association with farmers weekly.

How to get there

The National Agricultural Centre sits on the B4113 between Coventry and Leamington Spa in Warks. Follow permanent road signs to the National Agricultural Centre. Parking for both events is provided on-site close to the exhibition areas.

Talking Grain seminars

Programme for both days

11am Quality Assurance – Where Are We?

Member of NABIM,

12pm Achieving The Highest Price For Your Product

Gary Hutchings, Dalgety Arable.

1pm Modern Trends in Grain Storage and Drying

Peter Webb, T &#42 White Installation and

George OConnell, Tripp Batt.

Talking IT seminars

Wed 24 Nov

11am Information Technology Into The New Millennium

Roger da Cunha, Farmplan Computer Systems.

11.30am The Future of Telecommunications Into 2000 And Beyond

British Telecom (Supported by BAITA).

12pm Changing Legislation – IT As A Legislative Aid

Gillian Mitchell, Lines Mitchell Ltd

(Supported by Farmplan Computer Systems).

2pm Using IT To Improve My Farm Profitability

Finn Christensen, dairy farmer (Supported by BAITA).

2.30 pm The Internet And Its Place In Agriculture

Julian Westaway, FWi.

Thur 25 Nov

11am Information Technology Into The New Millennium

Roger da Cunha, Farmplan Computer Systems.

11.30am The Future Of Precision Farming

Prof Paul Miller, SRI (Supported by BAITA).

12pm Changing Legislation – IT As A Legislative Aid

Gillian Mitchell, Lines Mitchell Ltd

(Supported by Farmplan Computer Systems).

2pm Using IT To Improve My Farm Profitability

Clive Blacker, arable farmer (Supported by BAITA)

2.30 pm The Internet And Its Place In Agriculture

Julian Westaway, FWi.