Writtle News

Food Production and Greening: Compatible or conflict?

November 2014

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Food production and sustainability will be in the spotlight at this year’s Joint Essex Farming Conference.

The event, organised by Essex Agricultural Society in association with Writtle College, will be held on Wednesday 19 November.

Professor Quintin McKellar, CBE, Vice Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire, Philip Lymbery, Chief Executive Officer of Compassion in World Farming, and Guy Smith, Vice President of the National Farmers Union and an Essex farmer, will be the speakers in the first session at the conference, examining the topic of: More mouths, can we fill them?

Stuart Knight, Director of Crops and Agronomy NIAB TAG (the National Institute of Agricultural Botany’s consultancy), and Michael Sly, a Cambridgeshire Farmer and Conservationist, will be the speakers at the second session on science and greening.

The conference will take place in the Northumberland Lecture Theatre at the College. For more information, please contact Heather Tarrant, at the Essex Agricultural Society, at heather.tarrant@essexag.co.uk