NAAC announces speakers for Contractor 2017

The NAAC has announced its speakers for Contractor 2017, to be held on 14th December at the Peterborough Showground.

The Contractor 2017 event is being held in partnership with John Deere and is the only national event for the professional land-based contractor.

Urging all UK Contractors

I urge all UK contractors to come along to Contractor 2017 on 14th December 2017 at Peterborough Showground and join us at the only event focussed entirely on agricultural contractors. We may be ‘Farming’s Best Kept Secret’, but we must not be kept hidden away or be forgotten about when it comes to farming policy, industry development and potential financial handouts.

With an estimated 91% of farmers using a contractor, we are an important part of the industry and many sectors are becoming increasingly reliant on our services. It is therefore vital in challenging political times that we stand together and fight to make sure our unilateral voice is heard.

This year’s event promises to be both controversial and stimulating, focussing on the future for contractors. The NAAC will examine the impact of challenges in the farming industry and the influence of Brexit, putting together a package of information from leading experts to help contractors make informed decisions how to take their businesses forward.

We are putting together high profile speakers, together with a huge exhibition hall jammed with exhibitors supplying machinery and services to contracting businesses.

Whether you are well-established or just starting out, a large business or a one-man band, I urge you to support your industry and join us at a day out you cannot afford to miss.

Martin Hays

NAAC Chairman

NAAC announces John Deere as new partner for Contractor 2017

The National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) is delighted to announce John Deere as a new partner for its national conference and exhibition, Contractor 2017, being held at the East of England Showground on Thursday 14th December 2017.

The event, aimed specifically at contractors, will address the important role that this sector plays in the industry and examine how they may need to adapt to the changing needs of the farming industry post Brexit.

‘This is an exciting time for all involved with agriculture,’ says NAAC Chief Executive Duncan Russell ‘and it’s great to announce that John Deere, a name highly regarded by contractors, will partner this important event for the industry.’

Chris Wiltshire, John Deere’s Marketing Manager said ‘We’re very pleased to be associated with Contractor 2017, a specialist and unique event aimed at an increasingly important sector of the farming industry.’

John Deere will be showcasing new products aimed at contractors and large farmers to help improve the efficiency and management of modern agricultural machinery.

This is a must-attend day for contractors, featuring high profile speakers in the morning conference and a large exhibition of contractor specific machinery and services, with additional transport focused discussion and debate in the afternoon.