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21 Nov 2022

Your CropTec Speakers – View the list in full

Your CropTec Speakers View the list in full

Its almost time for CropTec 2022 and we cant wait to welcome you to the East of England Showground in Peterborough on the 23rd and 24th November.

This years speaker list is bigger and better than ever before. With a jam packed speaker list which surpasses previous CropTecs. Hear from arable experts and farmers on key issues to discover new ways to help your business thrive in The CropTec Shows technical seminar program.

2022 CropTec Speakers

With quite a line up in store, we wanted to draw your attention to some of the key talks that you might not want to miss.

Caroline Nicholls

Coping with change: Costs, environmental regulation & cultivating resilience

Caroline graduated from Newcastle University with a Degree in Agriculture with Hons in Agronomy. She began her career at AHDB where she worked for nine years, firstly in research communications and then as a Crop Protection Scientist specialising in Integrated Pest Management. Caroline then joined Prime Agriculture, an independent agronomy group, as a Technical Manager before joining Defra.

She has been with Defra for over three years, firstly in the Pesticides Team, and now in the Sustainable Farming Incentive team leading on the development of actions for Integrated Pest Management. Caroline also works a day a week at home on the family farm and is BASIS and FACTS qualified.

Joe Stanley

Coping with change: Costs, environmental regulation & cultivating resilience

Joe Stanley is an experienced farmer and conservationist and became head of training and partnerships at the GWCTs Allerton Project, a research and demonstration farm on the Leicestershire and Rutland border. Joe is also county chair of Leicestershire, Northants, and Rutland NFU and sits on the NFU East Midlands Crops Board. He is also a trustee of the Henry Plumb Foundation.

Mark Tucker

How tech adoption could be key to controlling fertiliser costs

Following achieving a degree in Agricultural Botany at Reading University in 1989, Mark worked as a commercial agronomist in the agricultural supply industry, advising farmers on both plant protection and crop nutrition for 10 years. Following this he spent two years as an independent agronomist for Aubourn Farming in Norfolk.

In September 2015 he returned to Yara UK and is currently the Marketing and Agronomy Business Manager.

Michael Kavanagh

Maximising natural capital revenue opportunities: A hard look at ways to monetise environmental deliverables on-farm

Michael is a farm manager from Shropshire, a 2020 Soil Farmer of the Year finalist and a co-founder of the Green Farm Collective (GFC), a farmer owned company set up to trade natural capital. His zero till arable crops are grown with a focus on plant health and minimising synthetic inputs. Biology, manure, cover crops and correct nutrition allow him to farm this way.

Abi Kay

Coping with change: Costs, environmental regulation & cultivating resilience

Abi took up the post of chief reporter at Farmers Guardian after a stint working for the NFU as part of its government affairs team. Prior to that, she spent five years in parliament as an assistant to a rural MP. Abi covers all aspects of agricultural politics for FG, providing news stories and analysis to ensure farmers know how decisions made in Westminster and further afield will affect their day-to-day lives.

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