Registration is now open for this year’s annual Jersey Farming Conference 2022 – Farming Matters, which will take place at La Mare Wine Estate (and on-line) on Thursday 10 November 2022.
Each year the conference brings the local farming community together with politicians and government officials to hear from industry experts speaking around a central theme, this year that is Farming Matters. Topics will include: the challenges farmers face today, what future Government support may look like and how it’s accessed, and environmental considerations.
There is no denying that it’s an extremely challenging time for farmers. The war in Ukraine has seen costs of fuel and fertiliser spiral, the drought of 2022, whilst enjoyed by many, led to widespread crop challenges and the increase in the minimum wage means that rising labour costs are now adding a further significant burden. Which, alongside the continuing challenges of Brexit and the pandemic, means that farmers are having to think hard about their future in the industry.
The Conference web site is now live https://www.jerseyfarmingconference.com/
Please register via Eventbrite if you would like to attend this free Conference.
This year’s conference, more than ever, is the time to bring together the farming industry and government to find out how they see that future looking and to discuss how much farming really matters to the island.
The Jersey Farming Conference is organised by Farm Jersey, with funding from the Government of Jersey, and is sponsored by Jersey Water with the mid-morning session being sponsored by local accountancy, investment management and tax specialists, Evelyn Partners .