As we head towards unprecedented upheaval in UK agriculture, it is vital that we unite together as an industry to defend and uphold our role as professionals.
Risk is an integral part of any contractors business, alongside heavy investment in metal and it will become increasingly important to look to the future and make certain that any investment is wisely placed. The NAAC is relentless in its role supporting its members and lobbying to ensure that contractors are not forgotten. It is therefore vital on 14th December that we show solidarity, and come together in numbers, as the spotlight falls for the day on the agricultural contracting sector. You are all warmly welcomed to join us.
The biggest event yet, and generously sponsored by John Deere, will bring over 40 exhibitors together who will showcase machinery and services focussed on the specialised needs of agricultural contractors. There will also be a business hub with experts representing many of the benefits that NAAC members enjoy such as a health and safety package, legal services and insurance.
In the morning session high profile speakers will focus on the future of farming and food and the integral role of contractors. After a two course lunch, you will be free to roam the exhibition hall and talk to a wide range of exhibitors, alongside practically focussed transport seminars including Dan Cox, well-known road traffic police expert from Avon and Somerset Police, looking at how to stay road legal.
I urge you to come along to what is the only national event aimed at contractors, get involved and make sure we all have a future. I look forward to meeting you.
Martin Hays, NAAC Chairman