Farmers can register to attend a demonstration event at Plumpton College in East Sussex, to see and discuss how to future proof their livestock businesses.

‘Farm of the Future: Putting regenerative livestock production into practice’ will be a free event, delivered by Innovation for Agriculture (IfA), in partnership with the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) and will take place at Plumpton College on Thursday 30 May 2024.

Holly Shearman, head of livestock at Innovation for Agriculture, shares that attendance should benefit livestock farming businesses now and into the future.

“Farmers attending the event will have the opportunity to observe how to manage change which could increase resilience on their own farms,” she says.

The day will include panel discussions, a farm walk led by the Plumpton farm manager, machinery demonstrations to include the New Holland methane tractor and soil safari showing how to carry out your own visual soil assessments.

David Exwood, the new NFU deputy president, will open with the keynote address, focusing on future farm policy and the associated opportunities for livestock farming businesses.

In addition, Sarah Tomlinson, lead veterinary science expert at the AHDB, will provide an update on current livestock health and welfare issues, including bluetongue, Schmallenberg and TB.

Panel debates will feature livestock farmers Zoe Colville, Matt Ford, Luke Smith, and Hugh Richards, summarising what ‘regenerative agriculture’ means to them, chaired by Sophie Gregory.

A second panel debate will focus on sustainable waste management; how to align manure and slurry management with regenerative farming principles to improve resilience, as well as highlighting other tools that may become available.

“My aim is to run a local event for farmers to share updates, experiences and change of practice alongside demonstrating practical solutions to help improve the resilience of their farming businesses.” says Ms. Shearman.

To register for your free ticket to ‘Farm of the Future: Putting regenerative livestock production into practice’ visit