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eAlert - BGAJ Midlands Branch: Impact of Brexit on EU Agriculture

Johann Tasker
01206 263807
Johann Tasker

Brexit and EU Agriculture:
perspectives, prospects and possibilities

incorporating BGAJ Midlands AGM
plus Harper Adams University Agri-EPI Centre tour

Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB 

Main meeting: Friday 1 Dec from 09.30 to 15.00

Optional preview: Thursday 30 Nov from 14.30

You are invited to the above event at which we will be taking a look across the English Channel to investigate how Brexit will affect the EU’s food and farming sector.

Believed to be the first in depth analysis of its kind to a UK audience, key note speaker Tom Tynan, from the EU Commissioner’s office, will discuss the implications of Brexit in terms of perspectives, prospects and possibilities. 

He will be joined by a panel, chaired by BBC’s Charlotte Smith, who will discuss and debate the potential consequences of Brexit with Dutch based analyst Siemen van Berkum; and Ireland and UK farmers, Alan Jagoe and Minette Batters.    

There will be opportunity for questions from the floor and copious quantities of take-home copy.


Minette Batters, farmer and entrepreneur
Siemen van Berkum, Wageningen University and Research
Alan Jagoe, CEJA immediate past president
Tom Tynan, EU Commission
Chair, BBC R4 Farming Today’s Charlotte Smith

The event will also provide the optional opportunity to tour the latest developments within Harper Adams' New Elizabeth Creak laboratories, Jean Jackson Glasshouse/Entomology work, Hands Free Hectare, Agri-Epi- Dairy and new building.

All members are invited to lunch, prior to BGAJ Midlands AGM.

Fri 1 Dec Main Meeting
09.30 – 11.00 Harper Adams Agri-EPI Centre tour 
11.15 - 11.45 BGAJ Midlands AGM, HAU University Board Room
12.00 – 12.50 Buffet lunch
13.00 – 14.30 Debate, Impact of Brexit on EU Agriculture
15.00 Close and depart

Thurs 30 Nov Optional Preview
14.30 – 17.00 Harper Adams Agri-EPI Centre tour

We hope you will be able to join us and would appreciate your confirmation by completing the response form here and returning it to by 15 November.

Thank you.

This event is being supported by Massey Ferguson.

Kind regards


Liz Snaith

BGAJ Midlands branch co-ordinator 

+44 (0)1743 344986 

+44 (0)7974 678833


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