Afternoon Workshops At Three Counties Farming Conference

Join us from 14.15 on the main stage to hear from top UK organisations on rural affairs. 

14.15 Charles Smith, The Farming Community Network

  • Mind Your Head for Brexit

14.40 Derek Wilkinson, NFU Horticulture and Potato Board and MD Sandfields Farm Ltd

  • An update on employing part time agricultural workforces

15.15 Hannah Moule - Moule and Co and The Business Barn

  • Farm Diversification Trends & Opportunities 

15.40 Ross Murray, Knight Frank 

  • Succession and creating success in UK agriculture - structures of the future

Nuffield Scholar Presentation

Nuffield Scholar Presentation will start at 16.15.

Richard Counsell

Richard is a farmers son from Somerset and the founder of Stable, a price risk management platform for farmers. After leaving the City, Richard worked in software and big data with the likes of Skype and Ford and until recently was working in Chicago.

After returning to the UK, he completed a Nuffield Scholarship in 2016 on Financial Risk Management in a Volatile World that led to the founding of Stable, an insurance company, now backed by Lloyds of London Syndicates to help farms of every sector and size manage volatile prices and input costs.

Richard will be talking about his Nuffield Scholarship findings and the ups and downs of bringing the farmer owned insurance initiative to life.

Geraint Powell

During Geraint’s Nuffield Scholarship, he travelled to different parts of the world researching pastoral systems that were addressing sustainability.  

Even though the climatic, social and political situations might be hugely contrasting from ours, the endeavours of all farmers is the same, to produce high quality food and fibre that is affordable for the consumer, profitable for the producer and ecologically resilient.

Geraint will be talking about his finding to his Scholarship titled - Where do we strike a healthy balance between economy and ecology?