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Industry Events Calendar

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The following calendar lists the main industry events that Guild members may wish to attend. Please note that not all of them are held every year – use the website links to check dates and venues.

A listing of county, regional and specialist shows is available at www.asao.co.uk - the website of the Association of Show & Agricultural Organisations.

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January

International Green Week

Food and drink industry exhibition, Berlin, Germany.

LAMMA

Farm machinery, supplies and services show, established by the Lincs Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Association, East of England Showground, Peterborough. Briefing Media.

Oxford Farming Conference

Farming policy, economics and practice.

February

Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Show

Farm machinery show and demonstration, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Royal Bath & West Agricultural Society

Beet

Technical event on sugar beet varieties, management and machinery. British Sugar / British Beet Research Organisation. East of England Showground, Peterborough, Cambs.

Energy Now Expo

Two day exhibition and conference showcasing on-farm renewable energy technologies and services, Telford International Centre, Telford, Shropshire. Renewable Energy Events and Energy Now magazine.

Fruit Logistica

International whole supply-chain fruit show.

Great North Meet

Farming and rural business conference. RASE.

NFU Conference

Farming future, policy and issues. National Farmers Union.

NFU Scotland

Annual meeting and conference.

Perth Bull Sales

United Auctions, Stirling

Salon International de l'Agriculture (SIA)

Food, drink and livestock industry exhibition, Paris, France.

SIMA

Agricultural machinery exhibition (alternate years). Paris, France.

Welsh Farm Machinery Show

Indoor exhibition of farm machinery for grassland and arable crop production. http://www.ajspromotions.com/

March

Agri-Expo (SE)

Regional agricultural equipment and supplies event, Kent. RAMSAK and Kent County Agricultural Society. http://www.agri-expo.co.uk/

Muck NorthWest

Working demonstration of farm waste handling, storage and application machinery held every two years. Reaseheath College, Nantwich, Cheshire. HarveyHughes.

Precision Farming Event

Electronics technology exhibition. East of England Showground, Peterborough.

Yorkshire Potato Day

Seminar on pest and disease control in commercial potato production. British Potato Council / Central Science Laboratory.

April

Agricultural Buildings Show

Exhibition of farm crop and livestock buildings. National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh, Warwicks.

AgriEnergy

Two-day exhibition and conference on renewable energy in farming. Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. ANM Group and Aberdeenshire Council.

Nuffield Frank Arden Memorial Conference

Conference held every two years on topic of significance to agricultural policies and practices. Harper Adams University College, Newport, Shropshire.

May

Beef Expo

Breed exhibition, show and conference. Hexham Mart Centre, Hexham, Northumberland. National Beef Association.

Chelsea Flower Show

Annual showcase of gardens, horticulture and gardening. Royal Horticultural Society.

Dairy Technology Event

Practical use of innovative dairy technology, Harper Adams University College dairy unit, Newport, Shropshire.

Grass Tech

Grass management and utilisation. Duffs, Elgin, Morayshire. Royal Northern Agricultural Society.

Grassland & Muck

Grass management, harvesting machinery and waste handling demonstration (once every three years). National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh, Warwicks. RASE.

Grassland UK

Grass management, harvesting machinery and waste handling demonstration (once every three years). Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Royal Bath & West Agricultural Society.

NFYFC Convention

Annual meeting and conference. National Association of Young Farmers Clubs.

NSA Welsh Sheep

Sheep breeds and management exhibition. National Sheep Association.

Pig & Poultry Fair

Pig and poultry breeds, management, technology and equipment exhibition (held every two years). National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh, Warwicks. RASE.

Pig & Poultry Live

Supply chain conference and workshops alternating with the Pig & Poultry Fair. National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh, Warwicks. RASE.

Scotgrass

Grass management and harvesting machinery (once every three years). AEA / SAC Crichton Royal, Dumfries.

June

Cereals Event + Sprays & Sprayers

Arable crops and machinery exhibition. Haymarket Events / Syngenta.

Crop Tech

Arable crops and machinery exhibition (held every two to three years). Aberdeenshire. Royal Northern Agricultural Society.

Grassland & Alternative Energy

Grass varieties and management, grass harvesting machinery demonstrations, alternative energy options. Royal Welsh Agricultural Society. http://www.welshgrassland2014.com/

No-Till Show & Conference

Field demonstration and conference on no-till crop establishment principles, techniques and equipment. Lannock Manor Farm, Weston, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 7EE. Groundswell Agriculture.

NSA North Sheep

Sheep breeds and management exhibition (alternates with South Sheep). National Sheep Association.

NSA Scot Sheep

Sheep breeds and management exhibition (alternates with NSA Welsh Sheep). Quixood, Grantshouse, Berwickshire. National Sheep Association.

NSA Sheep South West

Sheep breeds and management exhibition. National Sheep Association.

NSA South Sheep

Sheep breeds and management exhibition (alternates with NSA North Sheep). Blackcap Farm, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex. National Sheep Association.

Open Farm Sunday

Campaign encouraging visits to commercial farms to learn more about farming. LEAF.

Royal Cornwall Show

Three-day event showcasing agriculture and other land-based industries.

Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge. Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association. Website.

Royal Highland Show

Scottish national agricultural exhibition. Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston, Edinburgh. RHASS.

July

Cereals in Practice

Cereal research and variety trials with crop protection plot demonstrations. Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI), Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) and Scottish Society for Crop Research.

CLA Game Fair

Country sports, pursuits and management show. County Landowners Association.

Fruit Focus

Variety and management exhibition. East Malling Research, East Malling, Kent.

Great Yorkshire Show

The Showground, Harrogate, Yorks. Yorkshire Agricultural Society.

NSA Sheep Event

Breeds and management exhibition. Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcester. National Sheep Association.

Royal Welsh Show

Welsh national agricultural show. RWAS Showground, Builth Wells, Powys. Royal Welsh Agricultural Society.

Scottish Beef Fayre

On-farm beef breeds and management exhibition. Scottish Beef Cattle Association.

Smallholders Show

Small-scale farming and livestock exhibition. South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex.

Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

Keynote Seminar: Reforming the Common Agricultural Policy - next steps for UK farming. Central London. Westminster Forum Projects.

August

Potatoes in Practice

Technical event on potato varieties and production. Invergowrie, Dundee. Scottish Crop Research Institute.

September

AIC Conference

Issues relating to the farm supply industry. East of England Showground, Peterborough. Agricultural Industries Confederation.

APF International Forest Machinery Exhibition

Working demonstration of forestry and related equipment (held every two years).

British Food Fortnight

Annual celebration of home-grown, locally-sourced British produce.

Kelso Ram Sales

National sale of breeding stock. Border Union Showground, Kelso. Border Union Agricultural Society.

National Dairy Event

Dairy breeding, management and healthcare event with pedigree showing classes and associated machinery and technology. National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers.

PotatoEurope

International potato industry conference and field demonstration covering production, mechanisation, supply chain and markets.

Power in Action

Bi-annual working demonstration of arable cultivations and drilling equipment. Suffolk Farm Machinery Club and Farmers Guide. http://www.farmersguide.co.uk/Index.aspx

Premier Calf Sale

Caledonian Marts, Stirling.

Thainstone Spectacular

ANM Group, Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.

Tillage-Live

Arable cultivations, drilling and spraying machinery demonstration. AEA and FarmSmart Events.

UK Dairy Day

Annual one day event for the dairy industry with pedigree showing classes, educational and technical exhibits and demonstrations. International Centre, Telford, Shropshire. Holstein UK.

October

British National Ploughing Championships

Competition horse and tractor ploughing. Society of Ploughmen.

Carrot Variety & Trade Exhibition

Field demonstration of carrot varieties plus exhibits of machinery, crop protection products and services. Horticultural Development Company (HDC) and British Carrot Growers' Association. John Birkenshaw 01353 749006

CropTec

Technology event for growers and advisors on crop protection, crop nutrients, plant breeding and varieties, and precision farming, East of England Showground, Peterborough. Briefing Media.

Dairy Show

Dairy cattle showing, breeding and technology and exhibition. RB&W Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Royal Bath & West Agricultural Society.

EFFP Conference

Farm to food chain issues and initiatives. English Farming and Food Partnerships.

European Bioenergy Expo & Conference

Three-day exhibition and Renewable Energy Association annual conference on biodiesel, biogas, wood energy and fuel from waste. National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh, Warwicks. Biofuels Media.

HGCA Grain Market Outlook Conference

Annual conference exploring the impact of worldwide economic, political and climatic factors on oilseed and grain markets for the season ahead.

IGD Convention

Food retail industry issues. Institute of Grocery Distribution.

National Fruit Show

Breeding, varieties and management exhibition. Kent County Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent.

Nextgen

Two-day exhibition and conference on energy generation technologies with major focus on rural renewables, incorporating ebec (European Bioenergy Expo and Conference). Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. Closer2.

Nuffield Conference

Annual two-day conference at which Nuffield Scholars present their study findings and recommendations. Belton Woods Hotel, Grantham, Lincs. Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust.

Perth Bull Sales

United Auctions, Stirling

Scottish Ploughing Championships

Modern and vintage and horse ploughing competitions. Scottish Championship Ploughing Association.

November

AgriScot

Agricultural supplies, livestock and machinery exhibition. RWAS Showground, Ingliston, Edinburgh.

Agritechnica

Agricultural machinery and technology exhibition (held every two years). Hanover, Germany. VDMA.

Agromek

Agricultural machinery and technology exhibition (held every two years). Herning, Denmark.

British Potato

Technical event on potato breeding, varieties and management (held every two years). Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, Yorkshire.

CropWorld

International conference and exhibition on crop production, global food security, climate change and water shortages. ExCel exhibition centre, London.

Farm Business Innovation Show

Exhibition designed to help farmers, farm managers and land owners start or find new ways to diversify their business.

Prysm Media Group

Website

Farm Business Innovation Show

Exhibition designed to help farmers, farm managers and land owners start or find new ways to diversify their business. Earl's Court Olympia, London. Prysm Media Group.

Website

NFU Cymru

Annual conference.

Onion & Carrot Conference

Technical conference, business tours and trade exhibition on commercially-grown carrots and onions (every two years). British Onion Producers Association (BOPA) and British Carrot Growers Association (BCGA). East of England Showground, Peterborough, Cambs.

Royal Highland Winter Fair

Fatstock show, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh.

Royal Welsh Winter Fair

Fatstock show and exhibition. RWAS Showground, Builth Wells, Powys. Royal Welsh Agricultural Society.

Scottish Outlook Conference

SAC, Edinburgh.

Soil & Water LIVE

Conference on topics relating to the use of land and water resources for agricultural production. RASE, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwicks.

UK Grain

Oilseeds and grain handling, drying and storage exhibition. East of England Showground, Peterborough, Cambs.

December

Aberdeen Christmas Classic

Prime stock show. Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, Aberdeens. ANM Group.

East of England Smithfield Festival

Smithfield primestock championships and related activities, East of England Showground, Peterborough. Royal Smithfield Club.

Farm Energy Event

Exhibition on generating and using energy resources. East of England Showground, Peterborough.

HGCA Agronomists’ Conference

Annual conference for agronomists and advisors providing an in-depth look at a range of topical issues based on current HGCA research and trials.

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