1 October 1999

On the road with MAFF

FARMING has seldom been under such pressure. The economic outlook is tough, the political background complex and public perception poor.

To help farmers cope MAFF is staging a series of regional roadshows in association with farmers weekly.

The events draw upon experiences gleaned by the Integrated Arable Crop Production Alliance, which represents seven key organisations involved in the research, development and promotion of integrated farming.

At the 1999 Farming Dilemma roadshows this November, IACPA speakers will explain the practical opportunities for adjusting soil management, crop protection, crop nutrition and environmental management.

A presentation from a local farmer who uses integrated farming will also feature.

For details contact the event co-ordinator (020 7921 1158).

In a panel

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The Farming Dilemma – stay as you are or get integrated?

Programme

12.00 Registration and Buffet Lunch

13.00 Chairmans Introduction

13.15 Soil Management

Dr Vic Jordan, IACR Long Ashton

13.45 Crop Protection

Sue Ogilvy, ADAS High Mowthorpe

14.15 Environmental & Financial Benefits

Alastair Leake, CWS Farms Group

14.45 Guest Farmer

15.15 Discussion/Questions

16.00 Afternoon tea

16.30 Depart

Application Form

Please tick which meeting(s) you would like to attend.

_____Monday 8 November NORTHUMBERLAND

Marshall Meadow Country House Hotel

_____Wednesday 10 November BEDFORDSHIRE

Shuttleworth Old Warden Park

_____Thursday 11 November LINCOLNSHIRE

De Montfort University, Caythorpe

_____Friday 12 November YORKSHIRE

Bishop Burton College

_____Wednesday 24 November SOUTHAMPTON

Sparsholt College

_____Thursday 25 November PLYMOUTH

Boringdon Hall Hotel

_____Friday 26 November MIDLANDS

Harper Adams University College

Please reserve ……………………. places @ £25.00 + VAT per ticket (£29.38), which includes lunch and coffee/tea, in the name of (BLOCK CAPITALS):

NAME: …………………………………………………

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Cheques should be made payable to MAFF and sent to : The Conference Office, MAFF, Room 643, St Christopher House, 80-112 Southwark Street, LONDON SE1 0UD (Tel: 020 7921 1158) to arrive by Nov 1.

Directions, tickets and further details will be forwarded prior to the meeting.