British Agriculture & Brexit: Sir Peter Kendall
January 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Peter Kendall will be addressing the key issues facing UK agriculture following the country’s decision to leave the European Union. British agriculture is facing a period of unprecedented change which will require the industry to face up to more international competition, lower financial support and a greater need to focus on the customer. In this environment it will be more important than ever that British agriculture secures and develops new markets and ensures it has the best technical tools to compete in international markets.
ABOUT SIR PETER KENDAL
Peter Kendall is a fifth generation arable farmer from Eyeworth in East Bedfordshire who farms cereals in partnership with his brother Richard and mother. Peter took a degree in Agricultural Economics at Nottingham University before returning to what was a traditional mixed farm in 1984. The farm today is a specialist arable unit that undertakes contract farming for a number of local farmers, cropping in total 2300 hectares.
President of the NFU for 8 years, his overriding passion has been to change the image of farming from a problematic old fashioned industry of the past, to one that is innovative, exciting and central to the big global challenges so clearly depicted by the UK Government’s Foresight Report on the Future of Food and Farming.
In April 2014, Peter was appointed Chairman of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) an organisation which exists to provide farmers and growers with the tools to grow UK farming.
Peter received a Knighthood for his services to the agricultural industry in England and Wales in the Queen’s 2015 New Year’s Honours.
Peter Kendall’s talk and question and answer session will be followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to chat informally with Peter and other members of the audience.
Stratford-upon-Avon High School is a 20 minute walk from the centre of Stratford and a 10 minute walk from the railway station. For those coming by car there is ample free parking at the venue.
Doors will open at 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start and the event will end by 9.00 pm. Admission is FREE but by ticket only. Reserved Admission tickets need to be booked in advance from Eventbrite.