Training and events

Support for agricultural contractors

The NAAC aims to keep contractors fully informed and up to date, and runs a series of virtual breakfast meetings via Zoom, as well as other useful events organised by or co-hosted by the NAAC.

NAAC Land Drainage Hub
at Cereals, Duxford
8 and 9 June 2022

Land drainage - The building block of sustainable, productive farming

Land drainage is the building block of productive farming. It is vital that we get it right to ensure stable soil structure, minimise run off and to retain vital nutrients in the soil for plant growth and yield. The NAAC represents land drainage contractors.

Visit the NAAC’s Land Drainage Hub at Cereals, meet the exhibitors and attend our programme of talks.


8 & 9 June - morning

10:00 Managing soil structure, carbon, and the pathway to a more regenerative approach – it all relies on drainage

Philip Wright, Wright Resolutions Limited Soil Consultant

Philip will concentrate on the key role played by drainage in helping to maintain a healthy soil and the biology within it. This in turn, allows a more effective pathway towards the adoption of regenerative practices on farm, and overall, building improved levels of soil resilience, and reducing the time taken for soils to recover after damage, or intensive cropping practices.

10:15 How land drainage improved my farm

Jake Freestone, Overbury Estates (8 June) / Richard Price, Tetworth Hall Estate (9 June)

10:30 Economics of land drainage

Harry Henderson, AHDB

10:45 Thinking of drainage – where to start

Rob Burtonshaw, Farm Services Ltd

11:00 Panel discussion

8 & 9 June - afternoon

14:30 Impact of a serious injury

James Bannister, NAAC Chairman

James lost his arm in a potato harvester and will talk about the personal and professional impacts of that day.

14:45 The cost of a farm accident

Tom Price, NFU

15:00 Locating pipelines and avoiding costly incidents


15:15 Questions

Insurance Breakfast Meeting
Rural Protect
1 June 2022, 09:00 - 10:00
Virtual / FREE

Come along to this online NAAC Breakfast Meeting on 1 June at 09:00, together with our insurance broker partner, Towergate Farm Insurance, to find out about rural protect.

  • What is rural protect?
  • Why should you buy rural protect?
  • Who is the cover for?
  • Personal and company liability claims examples
  • Employment practice claims
Register using the form here.

Thank you for registering! We will send you the Zoom link nearer the time.

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