GWCT and Natural England Farmer Cluster Conference

Royal Geographical Society
Event information
Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
Date: 12 October 2017 Time: 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Organiser: Lynn Field Telephone: 01425 651025
Price: £45.00

Farmer Clusters Conf

Your chance to hear first-hand accounts of running a Farmer Cluster and the opportunites it provides.

A range of speakers including farmers, advisors and faciliators will relate their experiences of Farmer Clusters at this joint conference hosted by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust and Natural England.

  • Tickets £45 (including lunch and refreshments)
  • Limited availability

Draft Programme (subject to change)

1000 Arrival and coffee

Morning Chairman: Andrew Sells, Natural England Chairman

1030 Chairman’s Welcome 

1040 Keynote speaker - To be confirmed

1100 Setting the scene/history of Farmer Clusters - Teresa Dent CBE, CEO GWCT

1115 Farmer experience - Rob Shepherd, Hampshire Farmer

1130 Farmer experience  - Rob Harvard, Worcestershire Farmer


1200 Facilitator experience - Heidi Smith (FWAG), Eastern Farmer

1215 Facilitator experience - Jennie Stafford (GWCT), North West

1230 Discussion and Q&A

1300 LUNCH

Afternoon Chairman: Professor Nick Sotherton, GWCT Director of Research

1400 What does success look like? - Peter Thompson, GWCT 

1415 Monitoring/data storage - Jessica Brooks, GWCT

1430 Policy, implications post-Brexit - James Phillips, Natural England

1445 Discussion and Q&A

1530 Summing up – Andrew Sells, Natural England Chairman

1545 Close


The venue is located in Kensington at the junction of Exhibition Road and Kensington Gore. Click here for directions.


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