I urge all UK contractors to come along to Contractor 2017 on 14th December 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.
10.00am Introduction by Chairman
Cedric Porter, Supply Intelligence
10.10am Farming’s Future and the role of contractors
Meurig Raymond, NFU President
10.35am The Food Chain – how do contractors fit?
Duncan Sinclair, Agric. Manager, Waitrose
11.00am Contractors – Does the future look bright?
Jeremy Moody, Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV)
11.25am Machinery Supply in a Fast Moving World
Jonathan Henry, Managing Director John Deere
11.50am The Best Laid Plans
Matt Redman, NAAC contractor
12.10pm Questions and discussion led by the Chairman
12.30pm LUNCH AND EXHIBITION
Afternoon Exhibition, alongside seminar speakers:
Are your vehicles fit for purpose?
NAAC and NFU
Staying Road Legal
Dan Cox - NPCC Agric Rep Avon & Somserset Police
Agricultural Management Solutions
Tractors and Transport
Where now, where next?
Agricultural Supply Services
Bailey Trailers Ltd
Bluefin Insurance Services Ltd
Campaign for the Farmed Environment
Chandlers Farm Equipment
City & Guilds
Cordex UK Ltd
Dow Agro Sciences UK Ltd
East of England Agricultural Society
Farm Contractor Magazine
Gowan Crop Protection Ltd
K Two Sales Ltd
Kuhn Farm Machinery (UK) Ltd
LG Seeds UK
LH Agro UK
Lite-trac Systems Ltd
MHA MacIntyre Hudson
McCormick - AgriArgo UK
Michelin Tyres Plc
New Holland Agriculture
PMC Harvesters Ltd
Sheltons Sportsturf Drainage Ltd
Shutts Farm Machinery
Sytner Affinity Group
Trelleborg Wheel Systems
Vredo Dodewaard B.V