8 October 1999

Roadshows deal with farming dilemma

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

But to help farmers cope, MAFF is staging a series of regional roadshows in association with FARMERSWEEKLY to explain how integrated farming can improve farm profitability and help meet environmental objectives.

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

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 well known farmer who uses integrated farming is also included in the afternoon-long programme.

To book your place at one of the seven venues, simply return the coupon in the post, fax to 0207-921 1167 or contact the event co-ordinator (0207-921 1158). &#42

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 and Financial Benefits

Alastair Leake, CWS Farms Group.

14.45 Guest farmer.

15.15 Discussion and questions.

16.00 Afternoon tea.

16.30 Depart.

The farming dilemma – stay as you are

OR GET integrated? MAFF/FW CONFERENCE

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

q NORTHUMBERLAND

Mon, 8 Nov, Marshall Meadow Country House Hotel

q BEDS

Wed, 10 Nov, Shuttleworth Old Warden Park

q LINCS

Thurs 11 Nov, De Montfort University, Caythorpe

q YORKS

Fri 12 Nov, Bishop Burton College

q SOUTHAMPTON

Wed 24 Nov, Sparsholt College

q PLYMOUTH

Thurs 25 Nov, Boringdon Hall Hotel

q MIDLANDS

Fri 26 Nov, Harper Adams University College

Please reserve …………………….places at £25+VAT per ticket (£29.38), which includes lunch and coffee/tea, in the name of (BLOCK CAPITALS):

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

Name:

Address:

Postcode:………… E-mail:…………………………………………………………

Phone: Fax:

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:0207-921 1158) to arrive by Nov 1.