BCPC - Technical Seminar

TECHNICAL SEMINAR – PROFITING FROM NEW BREEDING TECHNIQUES/STAYING ON THE RIGHT LINES

THURSDAY 11 JULY 2019

Whatever the final ramifications of Brexit for UK agriculture and its markets at home and abroad, farmers’ ability to remain viable will depend on finding ways to adapt to change. Fortunately, unlike most present day politicians, our farming industry has a long-term vision. It also has a resolve to remain profitable and competitive based on best practice and being at the forefront of new technology. There’s no better example of that than the rapid advances made by the crop biotechnology sector which has the potential to offer huge benefits to UK farmers, the economy and the environment. This technical seminar, the third in a series to be organised by the Farmers Club and the British Crop Production Council, two independent organisations, explains the science, benefits, drawbacks and regulatory issues surrounding new breeding technology.

Places are priced at £40.00 inc coffee, lunch & tea.

 

Outline programme:

10.30 – 11.00 – Registration and Coffee

11:00 New breeding techniques – The economist’s perspective: Graham Brookes, Agricultural Economist, PG Economics

11:30 UK farmers’ standpoint: Tom Bradshaw, Essex farmer and NFU Crops Board Chairman and Helen Ferrier, NFU Chief Science and Regulatory Affairs Adviser

12:00 What accelerated plant breeding has to offer: Alison Bentley, Director of Genetics and Breeding at the National Institute of Agricultural Botany

1:00 – 2:00 Lunch: hot & cold fork buffet

2.00 – 2:30 The regulatory framework: Julian Little, Head of Communications and Government Affairs, UK Bayer Crop Science Division

2:30 – 3.00 Discussion

3.30 Close

 

Please be advised that photographs may be taken on the day for Club purposes, if you prefer not be included please let me know before the event.

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TECHNICAL SEMINAR – PROFITING FROM NEW BREEDING TECHNIQUES/STAYING ON THE RIGHT LINES - THURSDAY 11 JULY 2019

To register for this event, please click here or complete in CAPITALS WITH FIRST NAME and return to Mrs Anita Kaur, Administrator, The Farmers Club, 3 Whitehall Court, LONDON, SW1A 2EL.

Email: administrator@thefarmersclub.com

All applications should be received by Monday 29th April

 

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