07 November 2013
The chief executive of the Royal Agricultural Society of England is among the speakers at the Department of the Environment, and Economic Development Department, 2013 farming conference.
It’s the third year the departments have hosted this event. In previous years the conference has attracted more than 100 delegates from Jersey’s rural community.
The event on Friday 8 November will cover international, national and local topics that are affecting Jersey’s agricultural industry. Speakers include:
- the chief executive of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, David Gardner
- past president of the British Veterinary Association, Peter Harlech Jones
- the former head of the Organic Advisory Service, Mark Measures, now an organic agriculture consultant
Local speakers include representatives from Jersey’s agricultural industry, restaurateur and local food champion Marcus Calvani; experts in ecology, energy, and water quality from the Department of the Environment.
There will also be presentations from Jersey Business chief executive Andy Cooke; Woodside Farm’s Charles Gallichan on farm energy generation and efficient water usage; and Jersey Island Genetics general manager David Hambrook on the impact of the 2008 decision to allow bull semen imports.
The event takes place at La Mare Vineyards. Registration begins at 9.30am and the conference starts at 10am with an address by Deputy Carolyn Labey, Assistant Minister for Economic Development and the Department of the Environment.