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    • Wednesday

      Keynote Speaker: Barry Davies

      Barry Davies - Davies & Co

      Farm to Leisure – Secure Planning Permission: Maximising Value and Avoiding The Pitfalls

      11.00 - 11.30

      Specific guidance on National and Local Planning Policy including Permitted Development to secure planning permission. Addressing Agricultural and Rural Planning issues for leisure, commercial, residential, or live/work units; the key is to maximise potential and increase revenue streams. As sponsors of National Farm Attractions Network, Davies & Co. has years of experience providing specialist planning advice on leisure and tourism attractions.

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      Keynote Speaker: Ed Daniell

      Ed Daniell - Bruce’s Doggy Day Care

      Why Landowners are Diversifying Into Doggy Day Care

      11.45 - 12.15

      The pet care sector is experiencing explosive growth. This is presenting landowners with a new lucrative diversification opportunity. Ed will explore what doggy day care is and how it compares to other alternative land uses. Using real examples he will discuss how you can capitalise on the sector, the factors to consider and how it can compliment other existing enterprises.

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      Keynote Speaker: Mr Mark Antonelli

      Mr Mark Antonelli - ANTONELLI

      From Cow to Cone: Make Milk Into Ice-Cream

      12.30 - 13.00

      A review of specifically why you might consider turning milk into ice cream or Gelato. What practically is involved with setting up a making and retail site on or off farm. How many people will it take and with what skills. We will look at some typical costs and returns as well as the commercial advantages that such an enterprise will bring.

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      Keynote Speaker: Rachel Brennan

      Rachel Brennan - Sykes Holiday Cottages

      Holiday Letting: Diversify Your Farm and Maximise Your Income

      13.15 - 13.45

      Farm holidays have never been more in demand and we’re here to discuss how you can take advantage of this to maximise your income. We’ll cover how you can successfully diversify into holiday letting and offer guests an immersive farm experience. Whether you’re thinking of converting a barn, adding a yurt, or whether you’re already running a holiday let, we’ll offer expert advice and tips with questions at the end.

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      Keynote Speaker: Oliver Dale

      Oliver Dale - Safety Revolution Ltd

      Crystall Clear Contractor Management

      14.00 - 14.30

      The purpose of the seminar will be to describe the requirements of the law in relation to obligations placed on a farm or estate to manage contractors and how to address those obligations. The Crystall system will be described including the way in which it lifts the burden from the client and provides a reliable and consistent approved contractor list ensuring that the client and their team can instruct contractors with peace of mind and confident in the knowledge that they are complying with the law.

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      Keynote Speaker: Nigel Aylwin-Foster

      Nigel Aylwin-Foster - ReEnergise

      Last Chance to Secure Around £1 million of Renewable Heat Incentive

      14.45 - 15.15

      The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) subsidy for low-carbon heat is ending on March 31st 2021, so there is about 18 months to get off oil affordably with the help of this very generous Government scheme. This seminar will explore the two qualifying technologies, ground source heat pump (GSHP) and biomass and their application in district heating systems in the rural estates sector. Nigel will discuss the policy landscape and direction of travel pre and post the RHI, as well as talk through recent major projects.

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      Keynote Speaker: Paul Grabham

      Paul Grabham - randd UK Ltd

      Fund Your Innovation With R&D Tax Rewards from HMRC

      15.30 - 16.00

      Fund your innovation in farming with cash awards from HMRC. Could you be missing out on R&D tax credits? This government scheme rewards costs that you’ve already incurred for up to two financial years. As leaders in R&D tax credits, raand UK will explain qualifying R&D projects, types of costs that can be included and our simple claims process. Don’t miss out on your Reality Cheque.

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      Keynote Speaker: Charles Smith

      Charles Smith - The Farming Community Network (FCN)

      FarmWell – Helping Britain’s Farming Community Build Personal and Business Resilience

      16.15 - 16.45

      FarmWell is a brand new farming specific resources “hub” providing truly holistic support and mentoring to all in the farming community. Through this seminar, we will demonstrate how users can access information, professional support and guidance from a wide range of sources, which will aim to help with personal resilience and contribute to the creation of viable and sustainable farming businesses.

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