Lincoln hosts first county farming conference

  • Simon Parrington, Commercial Director at SOYL.  Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Simon Parrington, Commercial Director at SOYL.  Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Headline Speaker Allan Wilkinson Head of Agriculture at HSBC. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • David Holmes, Sales Director at Great Plains.  Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Simon Parrington, Commercial Director at SOYL.  Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Simon Parrington, Commercial Director at SOYL.  Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Headline Speaker Allan Wilkinson Head of Agriculture at HSBC. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • David Holmes, Sales Director at Great Plains.  Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
  • Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The first Lincolnshire Farming Conference brought together a range of businesses and organisations in the agricultural sector on Thursday, March 12.

The conference was held at, and organised by, Lincolnshire Showground in Lincoln, and was attended by around 275 people.

Delegates enjoyed talks, case studies and sessions with industry experts, from accountants to agronomists and machinery dealers.

Individual companies also had the chance to showcase their products and services.

Guests included main speakers Sir Peter Kendall from AHDB, president of the NFU for eight years, and Allan Wilkinson, Head of Agriculture for HSBC Bank plc.

Lincolnshire Showground CEO Jayne Southall said: “The idea behind hosting the first Lincolnshire Farming Conference was to bring people in the farming industry together, and it was built on the success of our Spring Conference.

“Until now, there was no farming conference in Lincolnshire. Today we’ve seen 13 speakers from a range of sectors talk to people about topics from accounting to technology advances.

“The closing item was particularly interesting because it discussed farming for under 35s.

“When we return with the conference next year we hope that even more young people will attend – especially will the exciting Riseholme College project ongoing.

“The event was a great opportunity for people to network and find out what’s going on in their area and we really want to build on that. There is so much on our doorstep.”