Entries by Louise Cox

Getting into Contracting

Agricultural contracting is an industry full of innovative individuals, always looking for the next opportunity, whilst supplying farmers with a source of skilled labour, high capital cost machinery and professional services, effectively operating as ‘farmers without land’.   It is estimated that 91% of UK farms now use a contractor, with National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) figures suggesting that contractors apply […]

No Excuses  – When it comes to Safety

No Excuses  – When it comes to Safety Time never stands still for agricultural contractors. The British weather keeps them under constant pressure and there is always another customer waiting for them to arrive. Maintaining a professional service can be difficult when working long hours, whilst managing a team of operators working in a variety […]

Charles Baker – New NAAC Chairman

Charles Baker – New NAAC Chairman   Looking ahead and seeking new opportunities has been key to Oxfordshire-based contractor Charles Baker’s business and, as newly voted in Chairman of the National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC), his forward-thinking approach will be vital in tackling the current challenges facing the industry.   ‘In my term, my […]

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity for Contractors

The National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) is calling upon all agricultural contractors to help influence Defra and get recognition in future agricultural policy, unlocking potential funding to help business have a more stable future.  Commenting, Jill Hewitt, NAAC said, ‘For years, contractors have been specifically excluded from most agricultural funding under EU law and therefore unable to access […]

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 […]

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 […]