=The Orion Farming Group, based at Fyfield, Oxfordshire, held the event in conjunction with accountants, a farm software provider and a local farm insurance broker.

Attendees learnt about the latest developments in the government’s drive to report tax and VAT digitally, software solutions for farm management and digital liability and cyber-crime.

John Norton, managing director of the Orion Farming Group, said: “It was great to see so many farmers attend to learn more about this crucial change to annual tax reporting.”

He added: “Everyone took away knowledge of practical on farm measures they can take to ensure compliance with Making Tax Digital.”

Guests also enjoyed light refreshments and hospitality provided by Millets Farm Centre, a farm shop, café and conference centre.

Tim Sydenham, director at County Insurance Services who attended the event, said: “Crucially as farmers begin to put more online and rely on electronic data services they leave their assets and farm open to hackers and data delinquents alike. With over half of UK crime originating online or via electronic means farmers need to take heed of the new digital dangers.”