Welcome to The Business of Farming Conference


The Business of Farming Conference is a one-day event that brings UK farmers together to inspire, motivate and share solutions to strengthen their businesses. The event has been researched with a wide number of farmers, from all sectors and regions, who collectively identified the burning business issues they wanted to learn more about.

Attendees can expect to be offered solutions to common farming problems, fresh ideas to boost efficiency and honest take-home advice that will be provided from a rich selection of inspirational fellow farmers and leading experts from inside and outside of the industry.

The day is split into four practical themes:

  • Managing succession

  • Raising finance

  • The art of negotiation

  • Managing yourself

Each session will be delivered through a balance of lively discussion and interactive workshops.

Farmer with cows

Conference Topics

Who should attend?

  • You are a farmer, farm worker or new entrant into the farming indusrty who wants to progress your business and safeguard your future

  • You want to meet like-minded people who are experiencing the same challenges as you

  • You are open to and interested in new ideas to boost your business

  • You want to learn from farmers and leading industry professionals about their successes and failures, and how they overcame them

  • You want to understand more about your personality and how it impacts your business decisions

Why attend the conference?

  • The content was researched with farmers for farmers

  • Hear from motivational speakers from both within the farming industry and outside of the farming industry,  offering no-nonsense advice and expert knowledge you can take home and apply to your business

  • Benchmark your business for success in challenging times

  • Be inspired by individuals who have grown something from nothing

  • Listen to fellow farmers talk about the challenges they have overcome and the changes they have made to boost the growth of their business

  • Return home with a mind full of ideas and practical tips you can start implementing immediately

Sarah Turner

Lisa Boyd

Richard Quinn

Siân Bushell

Roger Mercer

Paul Brough

Matt Waterfield


Doug Fleming

David Cooke

Steering Group


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