NFST announces AHDB as main sponsor of Annual Conference
The Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust has announced the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) as the main sponsor of this year’s Nuffield Farming ‘Super’ Conference.
The conference will be held at Sandy Park in Exeter on 14th-16th November 2023, and is open to all members of the agricultural, horticultural, rural, and land-based industries.
The three-day agenda includes a welcome buffet, formal annual dinner, two days of Scholar presentations, and a pre-conference farm visit to nearby Wastenage Farms.
Central to the event will be around 35 presentations by Nuffield Farming Scholars who have finished their international travel studying a wide range of topics pertinent to the food, farming, horticultural and rural industries.
Topics covered include the competition between livestock and alternative proteins, cost benefits of electronic data monitoring for UK sheep and beef farms and an evaluation of beef cattle selection methods for profitability in grass-fed production systems.
“It’s a statement of collaboration between two important organisations committed to a common goal of farming excellence.”Nicholas Saphir, chair of AHDB.
Mike Vacher, director of the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust, said: “We are delighted to have AHDB on board in such a landmark year. As a regular sponsor of our awards, AHDB is a natural fit for this year’s conference and we are proud to strengthen the relationship between our organisations.
“With a record number of applicants for Nuffield Farming Scholarships this year, it is clear that there is a substantial appetite within the industry for leadership development opportunities. By partnering with AHDB, we are looking forward to showcasing the importance of leadership development and knowledge sharing to the industry’s future.”
Nicholas Saphir, chair of AHDB, said: “We are delighted to sponsor this year’s Nuffield conference. It’s a statement of collaboration between two important organisations committed to a common goal of farming excellence and an economic and sustainable future for the farming and land management industry. A shared vision of the power of innovation and knowledge-sharing are at the base of an already strong partnership and embodies the spirit of progress, combining our strengths to drive sustainable change.
“By blending AHDB’s industry expertise and outreach with Nuffield’s passion for exploration and learning, we’re fostering an environment where ideas flourish and solutions emerge. This collaboration demonstrates our commitment to shaping the future of agriculture, and we’re excited to be joining forces at the conference.”